NUCLEAR DATA MEASUREMENTS OF NEUTRON-RICH NUCLIDES PRODUCED IN FISSION USING ON-LINE ISOTOPE SEPARATION
Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
The use of the technique of mass separation coupled on-line to a source of fission-products has in recent years provided new information on the nuclear decay properties of such nuclides. In addition to their relevance to nuclear physics, these data also have important applications in both fission reactor technology and nuclear astrophysics. In this paper, we discuss nuclear measurement activities at the INEL pertinent to these latter two fields using ISOL facilities at the INEL and at BNL.
KEYWORDS: radioactivity, half-lives, Q values, beta decay, mass separation