Title: First results from the new double velocity-double energy spectrometer VERDI
Authors: FREGEAU MARC OLIVIEROBERSTEDT StephanGAMBONI ThierryGEERTS WouterHAMBSCH Franz-JosefVIDALI Marzio
Citation: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT vol. 817 p. 35-41
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC98270
ISSN: 0168-9002
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168900216001613
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC98270
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.02.011
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The VERDI spectrometer (VElocity foR Direct mass Identification) is a two arm time-of-flight spectrometer built at the European Commission Joint Research Centre IRMM. It determines fragment masses and kinetic energy distributions produced in nuclear fission by means of the double velocity and double energy (2v-2E) method. The simultaneous measurement of pre- and post neutron fragment characteristics allows studying the share of excitation energy between the two fragments. In particular, the evolution of fission modes and neutron multiplicity may be studied as a function of the available excitation energy. Both topics are of great importance for the development of models used in the evaluation of nuclear data, and also have important implications for the fundamental understanding of the fission process. The development of VERDI focus on maximum geometrical eciency while striving for highest possible mass resolution. An innovative transmission start detector, using electrons ejected from the target itself, was developed. Stop signal and kinetic energy of both fragments are provided by two arrays of silicon detectors. The present design provides an about 200 times higher geometrical eciency than that of the famous COSI FAN TUTTE spectrometer [Nucl. Inst. Meth. 219 (1984) 569]. We report about a commissioning experiment of the VERDI spectrometer, present first results from a 2v-2E measurement of 252Cf spontaneous fission and discuss the potential of this instrument to contribute to the investigation prompt fission neutron characteristics as a function of fission fragment properties.
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