Title: Fission fragment yield, cross section and prompt neutron and gamma emission data from actinide isotopes
Authors: HAMBSCH Franz-JosefOBERSTEDT StephanAL-ADILI ALIBRYS TOMASZBILLNERT ROBERTMATEI CATALINOBERSTEDT AndreasSALVADOR CASTINEIRA PAULATUDORA A.VIDALI Marzio
Citation: NUCLEAR DATA SHEETS vol. 119 p. 38-41
Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC73493
ISSN: 0090-3752
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090375214005468
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nds.2014.08.012
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC73493
DOI: 10.1016/j.nds.2014.08.012
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Recent experimental investigations on major and minor actinides at the JRC-IRMM are presented. Fission-fragment distributions of isotopes with vibrational resonances in the sub-threshold fission cross section, i. e. 234,238U, have been measured. For 234U, the impact of an increased neutron multiplicity for the heavy fragments with higher incident neutron energies has been studied as observed in experiment and also recently theoretically predicted. The impact is found to be noticeable on post-neutron mass yields, which are the relevant quantities for a-priori waste assessments. The fission cross sections for 240,242Pu at threshold and in the plateau region are being investigated within the ANDES project. The results show some discrepancies to the ENDF/B-VII.1 evaluation mainly for 242Pu around 1 MeV, where the evaluation exhibits a resonance-like structure not observed so clearly in the present work. The requested target accuracy in design studies of innovative reactor concepts like Gen-IV is in the range of a few percent. In order to be able to respond to requests for measurements of prompt neutron and γ-ray emission in fission JRC-IRMM has also invested in setting up a neutron and γ-ray detector array. The neutron array is called SCINTIA and has so far been tested with 252Cf(SF). For γ-ray multiplicity and spectrum measurements of 252Cf(SF) and 235U(nth, f) lanthanum- and cerium-halide detectors were successfully used.
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