TY - JOUR

T1 - Relative probability of ternary fission with emission of long-range alpha particles in the thermal-neutron fission of U235

AU - Schröder, I. G.

AU - Deruytter, A. J.

AU - Moore, J. A.

PY - 1965

Y1 - 1965

N2 - The ratio of binary to ternary fission in U235 has been measured using solid-state detectors and aluminum absorbers, for two reactor beams, having cadmium ratios of 30 to 1 and 200 to 1, and for incident neutron energies of 0.003, 0.0253, 0.08, and 0.3 eV. Furthermore, a new method of measuring this ratio without the use of absorbers is presented. The results obtained show that the binary-to-ternary fission ratio in U235 is a constant to a precision of 3% in the energy region between 0.003 and 0.3 eV. The measurements performed with the two reactor beams, having cadmium ratios of 30 to 1 and 200 to 1, gave for this ratio 51813 and 51214, respectively. The measurement performed without an absorber gave a value of 49020 for the 30-to-1 cadmium-ratio beam. It is concluded that the binary-to-ternary fission ratio in U235 is a constant in the energy region considered to within the precision of the present experiment.

AB - The ratio of binary to ternary fission in U235 has been measured using solid-state detectors and aluminum absorbers, for two reactor beams, having cadmium ratios of 30 to 1 and 200 to 1, and for incident neutron energies of 0.003, 0.0253, 0.08, and 0.3 eV. Furthermore, a new method of measuring this ratio without the use of absorbers is presented. The results obtained show that the binary-to-ternary fission ratio in U235 is a constant to a precision of 3% in the energy region between 0.003 and 0.3 eV. The measurements performed with the two reactor beams, having cadmium ratios of 30 to 1 and 200 to 1, gave for this ratio 51813 and 51214, respectively. The measurement performed without an absorber gave a value of 49020 for the 30-to-1 cadmium-ratio beam. It is concluded that the binary-to-ternary fission ratio in U235 is a constant in the energy region considered to within the precision of the present experiment.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRev.137.B519

DO - 10.1103/PhysRev.137.B519

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:36149024225

SN - 0031-899X

VL - 137

SP - B519-B523

JO - Physical Review

JF - Physical Review

IS - 3B

ER -