Nuclear Techniques ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (10): 100201-100201.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2020.hjs.43.100201


Research and application of neutron resonance in medium-heavy nuclei

Xianguo TUO1,2,Fule LIU1,Qibiao WANG2,Chao DENG2,3,Rui SHI2,Keliang MU4,Jiang NIU4   

  1. 1.College of Nuclear Technology and Automation Engineering, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China
    2.Artificial Intelligence Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, Zigong 644000, China
    3.Institute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900, China
    4.Nuclear Power Institute of China, Chengdu 610213, China
  • Received:2020-04-30 Revised:2020-06-30 Online:2020-10-15 Published:2020-10-14
  • About author:TUO Xianguo, male, born in 1965, professor, doctoral supervisor, focusing on the research of nuclear technology and application
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41904162);Sichuan Science and Technology Program(2019JDRC0126);Open Foundation of Artificial Intelligence Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province(2020RZJ01)

Abstract: Background

Neutrons play an important role in nuclear detection applications, and make up for the shortcomings of X-ray detection insensitivity to the atomic number. In a specific energy range, the cross section of neutron reaction varies drastically with the neutron energy, and resonance occurs. The resonance spectrum of nuclides is unique, and qualitative and quantitative analysis of nuclides can be carried out based on this. Among them, the resonance energy range of medium-heavy nuclei is in the eV~keV energy range, which is an important part of neutron resonance analysis.


Due to the lack of conclusive articles on neutron resonance in medium-heavy nuclei, this paper summarizes the current research on neutron resonance.


By querying a large number of journal papers and books related to neutron resonance, the theory and application of neutron resonance of medium and heavy nuclear are summarized.

Results & Conclusions

At present, there have been many research results, and they have been widely used in temperature measurement, imaging, non-destructive analysis, nuclear data measurement, and other aspects. In this regard, by reviewing the literature and books on neutron resonance, the research status of neutron resonance at domestic and overseas are summarized and analyzed, and its development tendency is forecast.

Key words: Neutron resonance, Medium-heavy nucleus, Research status, Nondestructive testing

CLC Number: 

  • TL99