Faculty Advisor

Medich, David Christopher

Abstract

There is little information available on Ytterbium neutron cross sections, which makes Monte-Carlo modeling of this material difficult. To facilitate modeling Ytterbium for brachytherapy seed manufacturing for future work, Ytterbium neutron cross sections were measured at 2.5 MeV. Neutrons were generated at this energy using a D-D fusion reaction in a portable neutron generator, with this neutron flux being detected using gold foils and Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA). The cross section was measured as 27 ± 6 barns.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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