Title: Evaluation of the 235U resonance parameters to fit the standard recommended values
Authors: LEAL LUIZNOGUERE G.PARADELA DOBARRO CARLOSDURAN I.TASSAN-GOT L.DANON Y.JANDEL M.
Citation: EPJ Web of Conferences vol. 146 p. 02021
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC108600
ISSN: 2100 014X
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC108600
DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201714602021
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: A great deal of effort has been dedicated to the revision of the standard values in connection with the neutron interaction for some actinides. While standard data compilation are available for decades nuclear data evaluations included in existing nuclear data libraries (ENDF, JEFF, JENDL, etc.) do not follow the standard recommended values. Indeed, the majority of evaluations for major actinides do not conform to the standards whatsoever. In particular, for the n +235U interaction the only value in agreement with the standard is the thermal fission cross section. A resonance re-evaluation of the n +235U interaction has been performed to address the issues regarding standard values in the energy range from 10−5 eV to 2250 eV. Recently, 235U fission cross-section measurements have been performed at the CERN Neutron Time-of-Flight facility (TOF), known as n TOF, in the energy range from 0.7 eV to 10 keV. The data were normalized according to the recommended standard of the fission integral in the energy range 7.8 eV to 11 eV. As a result, the n TOF averaged fission cross sections above 100 eV are in good agreement with the standard recommended values. The n TOF data were included in the 235U resonance analysis that was performed with the code SAMMY. In addition to the average standard values related to the fission cross section, standard thermal values for fission, capture, and elastic cross sections were also included in the evaluation. This paper presents the procedure used for re-evaluating the 235U resonance parameters including the recommended standard values as well as new cross section measurements.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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