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Neutron Cross Sections

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:49 pm
by Richard Hester
I just picked up a venerable old book off of Ebay called "Neutron Cross Sections", compiled by Donald Hughes and John Harvey of Brookhaven Labs in 1955. As you can guess from the title, it is nothing but graphs of neutron absorbtion cross section vs. energy for a bunch of elements/isotopes, with some supplemental data on important resonances and extra data on the curves. The curves have that old hand-plotted look, and were probably transcribed right from the original graph paper to the book plates. This would be a very valuable reference for someone doing activation experiments.