Jul 22 – 27, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Neutron production in radioactive processes relevant to underground experiments

Jul 26, 2018, 5:10 PM
117 (MacMillian)



Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Low Background Techniques 4.5 Direct Detection


Prof. Vitaly Kudryavtsev (University of Sheffield)


Neutron production in (alpha,n) reactions as one of the main contributors to the background in dark matter experiments is discussed. Several codes exist to calculate the neutron yields and spectra from the decays of naturally occurring isotopes in various materials giving sometimes quite different results. The comparison of different codes will be presented and the sources of differences between the results will be discussed, also in comparison with available measurements.

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Prof. Vitaly Kudryavtsev (University of Sheffield)

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