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Hyperfine Interactions 223 (2012) 185-194
β-delayed neutron emission studies
M.B. Gómez-Hornillos, J. Rissanen, J.L. Taín, A. Algora, K.L. Kratz, G. Lhersonneau1, B. Pfeiffer, J. Agramunt, D. Cano-Ott, V. Gorlychev, R. Caballero-Folch, T. Martínez, N.L. Achouri2, F. Calvino, G. Cortés, T. Eronen, A. GarcÍa, M. Pârlog2, Z. Podolyak, C. Pretel, E. Valencia

The study of β-delayed neutron emission plays a major role in different fields such as nuclear technology, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure. However the quality of the existing experimental data nowadays is not sufficient for the various technical and scientific applications and new high precision measurements are necessary to improve the data bases. One key aspect to the success of these high precission measurements is the use of a very pure ion beam that ensures that only the ion of interest is produced. The combination of the IGISOL mass separator with the JYFLTRAP Penning trap is an excellent tool for this type of measurement because of the ability to deliver isobarically and even isomerically clean beams. Another key feature of the installation is the non-chemical selectivity of the IGISOL ion source which allows measurements in the important region of refractory elements. This paper summarises the β-delayed neutron emission studies that have been carried out at the IGISOL facility with two different neutron detectors based on 3He counters in a polyethylene moderator: the Mainz neutron detector and the BEta deLayEd Neutron detector.
1 :  GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
2 :  LPCC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Caen
Structure nucléaire
Dynamique et thermodynamique nucléaire
Physique/Physique Nucléaire Expérimentale
Beta delayed – Neutron emission – 3He counter