Title: Improved values for the characteristics of prompt-fission gamma-ray spectra from the reaction 235U(nth, f )
Authors: OBERSTEDT AndreasBELGYA T.BILLNERT ROBERTBORCEA RuxandraBRYS T.GEERTS WouterGÖÖK AlfHAMBSCH Franz-JosefKIS Z.MARTINEZ T.OBERSTEDT StephanSZENTMIKLOSI L.TAKACS K.VIDALI Marzio
Citation: PHYSICAL REVIEW C vol. 87 no. 5 p. 051602(R)
Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC80683
ISSN: 0556-2813
URI: http://prc.aps.org/abstract/PRC/v87/i5/e051602
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC80683
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.87.051602
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In this paper we present results from measurements of prompt γ rays from the thermal neutron induced fission of 235U. Photons were measured in coincidence with fission fragments with cerium-doped LaCl3 and LaBr3 as well as CeBr3 scintillation detectors, which offer an intriguing combination of excellent timing resolution and good resolving power. The spectra measured with all employed detectors are in excellent agreement with respect to their shapes. Characteristic parameters were extracted for a γ -energy range from 0.1 to 6.0 MeV and the results obtained with several detectors were averaged. From that, the average emission yield of prompt-fission γ rays was determined to be ν_γ= (8.19 ± 0.11) per fission, the average energy per photon to be Eγ= (0.85 ± 0.02) MeV, and the total energy to be Eγ,tot = (6.92 ± 0.09) MeV. The uncertainties are much lower than the 7.5% requested for the modeling of advanced nuclear reactor cores. Estimating the influence of γ rays with energies between 6 and 10 MeV on the values determined in this work revealed a negligible deviation of the order of the found uncertainties.
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