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  • Full characterization and calibration of a transfer standard monitor for atmospheric radon measurements 

    Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Grossi, Claudia; Röttger, Stefan; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2024-05-21)
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    In this work, a full characterization of the new user-friendly version of the Atmospheric Radon MONitor (ARMON), used to measure very low activity concentrations of the radioactive radon gas in the outdoor atmosphere, is ...
  • Commissioning of miniBELEN-10A, a moderated neutron counter with a flat efficiency for thick-target neutron yields measurements 

    Mont i Geli, Nil; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban; Fraile, L. M.; Viñals Onsens, Silvia; Perea Martínez, Ángel; Pallàs i Solís, Max; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; García López, Gastón; Nacher González, Enrique; Taín Enríquez, José Luis; Alcayne Aicua, Víctor; Alonso-Sañudo Álvarez, Odette; Algora Wesolowsk, Alejandro; Balibrea Correa, Javier; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Blas del Hoyo, Alfredo de; García Sánchez, Roger (EPJ Web of Conferences, 2023-12-08)
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    miniBELEN-10A is a modular and transportable moderated neutron counter with a nearly flat detection efficiency up to 8 MeV. The detector was designed to carry out measurements of (a, n) reactions in the context of the ...
  • The mapping of alpha-emitting radionuclides in the environment using an unmanned aircraft system 

    Royo Chic, Pablo; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Guillot Colls, Tania; Sáiz Broch, David; Pichel, Jonathan; Rábago, Daniel; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Grossi, Claudia; Luchkov, Maksym; Dangendorf, Volker; Krasniqi, Faton (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-02-29)
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    The protection of first responders from radioactive contamination with alpha emitters that may result from a radiological accident is of great complexity due to the short range of alpha particles in the air of a few ...
  • Ground-based mobile measurements to track urban methane emissions from natural gas in 12 cities across eight countries 

    Vogel, Felix; Ars, Sebastien; Wunch, Debra; Lavoie, Jean-Michel; Gillespie, Louis; Maazallahi, Hossein; Röckmann, Thomas; Necki, Jaroslaw; Bartyzel, Jakub; Jagoda, Pawel; Lowry, David; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Grossi, Claudia (2024-01-25)
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    To mitigate methane emission from urban natural gas distribution systems, it is crucial to understand local leak rates and occurrence rates. To explore urban methane emissions in cities outside the U.S., where significant ...
  • Radwaste analysis and package optimization with the F4E-radwaste tool and application to the ITER IVVS 

    Cubí Ricart, Álvaro; Pampin, Raúl; Fabbri, Marco; Dubus, Gregory; Taylor, Neill; Torcy, David; Sauvan, Patrick; Alguacil, Javier; Portone, Alfredo; Blas del Hoyo, Alfredo de (2023-12-05)
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    A methodology to evaluate the neutron activation, categorize as radwaste, generate radiological checklists, and optimize the packaging for disposal of activated components according to French regulations is presented. The ...
  • Exploring the influence of land use on the urban carbonyl sulfide budget: a case study of the metropolitan area of Barcelona 

    Estruch, Carme; Belviso, Sauveur; Badia Moragas, Alba; Vidal Canedo, Veronica; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Udina Sistach, Mireia; Grossi, Claudia; Morguí, Josep-Anton; Segura, Ricard; Ventura Caballé, Sergi; Sola Salvatierra, Yolanda; Villalba Mendez, Gara (John Wiley & sons, 2023-12-19)
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    Carbonyl sulfide (OCS) is used to quantify the carbon capture potential of the biosphere because of its direct correlation with CO2 uptake during photosynthesis. However, to constrain the urban biosphere signal, it is ...
  • Parametrization of embedded-atom method potential for liquid lithium and lead-lithium eutectic alloy 

    Al Awad, Abdulrahman; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Sedano Miguel, Luis Ángel (Elsevier, 2023-09)
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    Liquid lead-lithium eutectic remains as a promising candidate for various breeding-blanket designs in future nuclear-fusion technologies. The lack of a generalized theory of interatomic forces in the liquid state is reflected ...
  • Modeling the Tokamak exhaust processing system in a commercial simulator for process monitoring purposes 

    Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Nougués, José María; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Feliu, Josep Anton; Sedano, Luis (Taylor & Francis Group, 2023-10-24)
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    Nuclear fusion depends on tritium breeding and self-sufficiency. Tritium represents a hazard due to its radioactivity and migration properties. Because of these difficulties, ITER, the largest fusion experiment so far, ...
  • Modelling the impacts of emission changes on O3 sensitivity, atmospheric oxidation capacity, and pollution transport over the Catalonia region 

    Badia Moragas, Alba; Vidal Canedo, Veronica; Ventura Caballé, Sergi; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Segura Barrero, Ricard; Villalba Mendez, Gara (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2023-09-28)
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    Tropospheric ozone (O3) is an important surface pollutant in urban areas, and it has complex formation mechanisms that depend on the atmospheric chemistry and on meteorological factors. The severe reductions observed in ...
  • miniBELEN: a modular neutron counter for (a, n) reactions 

    Mont i Geli, Nil; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban; Fraile, L. M.; Viñals Onsens, Silvia; Perea Martínez, Ángel; Pallàs i Solís, Max; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Nacher González, Enrique; Taín Enríquez, José Luis; Alcayne Aicua, Víctor; Algora Wesolowsk, Alejandro; Balibrea Correa, Javier; Benito García, Jaime; García Borge, María José; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Blas del Hoyo, Alfredo de (EPJ Web of Conferences, 2023-05-26)
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    miniBELEN is a modular and transportable neutron moderated counter with a nearly flat neutron detection efficiency up to 10 MeV. Modularity implies that the moderator can be reassembled in different ways in order to obtain ...
  • Study of decay properties for Ba to Nd nuclei relevant for the formation of the r-process rare-earth peak (A~160) 

    Pallàs i Solís, Max; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel; Kiss, Gábor Gyula; Taín Enríquez, José Luis; Tolosa Delgado, Alvaro; Vitéz Sveiczer, András; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Agramunt Ros, Jorge; Aguilera, Patricio; Algora, Alejandro; Allmond, James Mitchell; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Mont i Geli, Nil (2023)
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    At the RIKEN Nishina Center, exotic neutron-rich isotopes of Ba, La, Ce, Pr, and Nd were measured. This work reports their half-lives (T1/2) and ß-delayed neutron-emission probabilities (Pxn). The setup consisted of the ...
  • Study of decay properties of Ba to Nd nuclei (A~160) relevant to the formation of the r-process rare-earth peak 

    Pallàs i Solís, Max; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel; Kiss, Gábor Gyula; Taín Enríquez, José Luis; Tolosa Delgado, Alvaro; Vitéz Sveiczer, András; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Agramunt Ros, Jorge; Aguilera, Patricio; Algora, Alejandro; Allmond, James Mitchell; Baba, H.; Mont i Geli, Nil (2023-05-26)
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    Half-lifes (T1/2) of exotic neutron-rich isotopes of Ba, La, Ce, Pr, and Nd were measured at the RIKEN Nishina Center. The experimental setup consisted of the BigRIPS in-flight separator for ion selection identification, ...

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