IMPROVEMENTS IN NEUTRON TIME-OF-FLIGHT SPECTRA PROCESSING
Department of Physics
University of Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854 USA
At this conference Egan et. al. have reported on neutron scattering experiments on actinide nuclei with incident neutron energies in the 2 to 3 MeV range. These measurements present unique challenges because cross sections are small and excited levels are closely spaced. In this paper we review aspects of experiment design and of data reduction which assist in overcoming these difficulties.
KEYWORDS: neutron scattering, actinides, elastic and inelastic cross sections, data reduction