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Natural and anthropogenic 236 U in environmental samples

Steier, P; Bichler, Max; Fifield, L Keith; Golser, Robin; Kutschera, Walter; Priller, Alfred; Quinto, Francesca; Richter, Stephan; Srncik, Michaela; Terrasi, Philippo; Wacker, L; Wallner, Anton; Wallner, Gabriele; Wilcken, Klaus M.; Wild, Eva Maria


The interaction of thermal neutrons with 235U results in fission with a probability of ∼85% and in the formation of 236U (t1/2 = 2.3 × 107 yr) with a probability of ∼15%. While anthropogenic 236U is, therefore, present in spent nuclear fuel at levels

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research: Section B
DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2008.03.002


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