High Resolution Measurement of the 234U(n,f) Cross Section in the Neutron Energy Range from 0.5 eV to 100 keV

Jan Heyse, Cyriel Wagemans, Liesbeth De Smet, Olivier Serot, Jan Wagemans, Jaak Van Gils, Marc Dierckx

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    The 234U(n,f) cross section has been measured in the energy range from 0.5 eV to 100 keV at the GELINA neutron time-of-flight facility of the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements in Geel using highly enriched 234U samples. Two independent measurements were performed: one in a low detection geometry (15% of 2pi) and another in a 2pi detection geometry. A 235U(n,f) cross-section measurement was performed under the same experimental conditions, allowing a reliable correction for the 235U(n,f) contribution to the yield. Special attention has been given to the strongest resonance at 5.16 eV and to the fission resonance integral If, for which large discrepancies are reported in the literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)211-218
    JournalNuclear Science and Engineering
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jun 2007

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