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:
 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):
 LLNLJRNL668317
Journal ID: ISSN 00295639
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC5207NA27344
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Nuclear Science and Engineering
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 184; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 00295639
 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/NSE15109.
Chambers, David H., Chandrasekaran, Hema, & Walston, Sean E. Fourier Method for Calculating Fission Chain Neutron Multiplicity Distributions. United States. doi:10.13182/NSE15109.
Chambers, David H., Chandrasekaran, Hema, and Walston, Sean E. 2017.
"Fourier Method for Calculating Fission Chain Neutron Multiplicity Distributions". United States.
doi:10.13182/NSE15109.
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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/NSE15109},
journal = {Nuclear Science and Engineering},
number = 2,
volume = 184,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month = 3
}
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