Title: Prompt Fission γ–ray Spectra Characteristics – Systematics and Predictions
Citation: PHYSICS PROCEDIA vol. 64 p. 91-100
Publisher: ELSEVIER BV
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC105034
ISSN: 1875-3892
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875389215001285
DOI: 10.1016/j.phpro.2015.04.012
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Revised systematics for prompt fission γ-ray spectra (PFGS) characteristics as function of both atomic and mass number of the compound system, derived from recent experiments on thermal-neutron induced and spontaneous fission, is presented and applied to fission induced by fast neutrons. Results from these calculations for 238U(n, f) and 235U(n, f) for incident neutron energies from 0 to 20 MeV are compared to new experimental results, exhibiting nice agreement. Very recent PFGS measurements for 240Pu(sf) and 242Pu(sf) have been evaluated and the determined PFGS characteristics are shown to also fit well with the systematics. From this we conclude that the obtained systematics, although purely empirical, is indeed a useful tool for the prediction of average total γ-ray energy released in prompt fission, mean energy per photon as well as average photon multiplicity for fissioning systems, which are difficult or even impossible to study experimentally
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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