Title: Energy dependence of the prompt γ-ray emission from the (d,p)-induced fission of 234U∗ and 240Pu∗
Authors: ROSE S. J.ZEISER F.WILSON J. N.OBERSTEDT A.OBERSTEDT STEPHANSIEM S.TVETEN G. M.BERNSTEIN L. A.BLEUEL D. L.BROWN J. A.CRESPO CAMPO L.GIACOPPO F.GÖRGEN A.GUTTORMSEN M.HADYNSKA K.HAFREAGER A.HAGEN T. W.KLINTEFJORD M.LAPLACE T. A.LARSEN A. C.RENSTROM T.SAHIN E.SCHMITT C.TORNYI T. G.WIEDEKING M.
Citation: PHYSICAL REVIEW C vol. 96 p. 014601
Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC105922
ISSN: 0556-2813
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC105922
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.96.014601
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Prompt fission gamma-rays are responsible for approximately 5% of the total energy released in fission, and therefore important to understand when modelling nuclear reactors. In this work we present prompt gamma-ray emission characteristics in fission, for the first time as a function of the nuclear excitation energy of the fissioning system. Emitted gamma-ray spectra were measured, and gamma-ray multiplicities and average and total energies per fission were determined for the 233U(d,pf) reaction for excitation energies between 4.8 and 10 MeV, and for the 239Pu(d,pf) reaction between 4.5 and 9 MeV. The spectral characteristics show no significant change as a function of excitation energy above the fission barrier, despite the fact that an extra ~5 MeV of energy is potentially available in the excited fragments for gamma-decay. The measured results are compared to model calculations made for prompt gamma-ray emission with the fission model code GEF. Further comparison with previously obtained results from thermal neutron induced fission is made to characterize possible differences arising from using the surrogate (d,p) reaction.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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