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Title: Fourier Method for Calculating Fission Chain Neutron Multiplicity Distributions

Abstract

Here, a new way of utilizing the fast Fourier transform is developed to compute the probability distribution for a fission chain to create n neutrons. We then extend this technique to compute the probability distributions for detecting n neutrons. Lastly, our technique can be used for fission chains initiated by either a single neutron inducing a fission or by the spontaneous fission of another isotope.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1408081
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-668317
Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5639
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 184; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5639
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society - Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Chambers, David H., Chandrasekaran, Hema, and Walston, Sean E. Fourier Method for Calculating Fission Chain Neutron Multiplicity Distributions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.13182/NSE15-109.
Chambers, David H., Chandrasekaran, Hema, & Walston, Sean E. Fourier Method for Calculating Fission Chain Neutron Multiplicity Distributions. United States. doi:10.13182/NSE15-109.
Chambers, David H., Chandrasekaran, Hema, and Walston, Sean E. Mon . "Fourier Method for Calculating Fission Chain Neutron Multiplicity Distributions". United States. doi:10.13182/NSE15-109. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1408081.
@article{osti_1408081,
title = {Fourier Method for Calculating Fission Chain Neutron Multiplicity Distributions},
author = {Chambers, David H. and Chandrasekaran, Hema and Walston, Sean E.},
abstractNote = {Here, a new way of utilizing the fast Fourier transform is developed to compute the probability distribution for a fission chain to create n neutrons. We then extend this technique to compute the probability distributions for detecting n neutrons. Lastly, our technique can be used for fission chains initiated by either a single neutron inducing a fission or by the spontaneous fission of another isotope.},
doi = {10.13182/NSE15-109},
journal = {Nuclear Science and Engineering},
number = 2,
volume = 184,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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