Title: Calculation of Prompt Neutron Multiplicities and Spectra for Several Actinides
Authors: HAMBSCH FRANZ-JOSEFTUDORA AnabellaVLADUCA GheorghitaOBERSTEDT STEPHAN
Citation: IN: AIP Conference Proceedings ND 2004 vol. 769 p. 358-361
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC34240
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC34240
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: The prompt fission neutron multiplicity and spectra of actinides are nuclear data of crucial importance. Based on experimental fission yield and total kinetic energy data, new calculations for the prompt neutron multiplicity and spectra for 238U(n,f), 237Np(n,f) in the incident neutron energy range up to the second chance fission threshold, for 238U(n,f), up to 50 MeV, and for 252Cf(SF) have been performed.For the first time the multi-modality of the fission process was taken into account up to the second fission chance (about 6 MeV). Additionally, for some isotopes a more realistic fission fragment residual temperature distribution as well as an anisotropy of the prompt neutron emission led to improved agreement between the calculation and experimental results. Also, the range of fission fragment pairs entering in the multiplicity and spectrum model was extended over the entire experimental fission-fragment mass range. This led to an improved version of the Los Alamos (LA) model and especially to an improved determination of the input model parameters. In addition the LA model is extended towards higher incident neutron energy, where the fission of compound nuclei formed by charged particle emission occurs.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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