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Title: The Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of 235U(n,f) below 2.5 MeV for Incident Neutrons from 0.7 to 20 MeV

Abstract

New prompt fission neutron spectrum measurements are reported for 235U(n,f) reactions induced by neutrons with energies from 0.7 to 20 MeV. These measurements cover outgoing neutron energies from 2.5 MeV down to 10 keV, using an array of 6Li-glass scintillators for neutron detection and a double time-of-flight technique. The neutrons were produced at the Weapons Neutron Research facility of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. A detailed MCNP ® model of the experimental equipment and the surrounding room was used to interpret the experimental results. Backgrounds were measured in situ, making use of the time-dependent singles rates of the various detectors with asynchronous readout from waveform digitizers. The results presented here have been included in a re-evaluation of the fission neutron spectra for this fissioning system, a description of which is presented elsewhere in this issue.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
OSTI Identifier:
1427378
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1430984
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-28260; LLNL-JRNL-736518
Journal ID: ISSN 0090-3752
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Data Sheets
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 148; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0090-3752
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Devlin, Matthew James, Gomez, Jaime A., Kelly, Keegan John, Haight, Robert Cameron, O'Donnell, John M., Taddeucci, Terry Nicholas, Lee, Hye Young, Mosby, Shea Morgan, Perdue, Brent A., Fotiades, Nikolaos, Ullmann, John Leonard, Wu, Ching Y., Bucher, Brian Michael, Buckner, Matthew Quinn, Henderson, Roger Alan, Neudecker, Denise, White, Morgan Curtis, Talou, Patrick, Rising, Michael Evan, and Solomon, Clell Jeffrey. The Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of 235U(n,f) below 2.5 MeV for Incident Neutrons from 0.7 to 20 MeV. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nds.2018.02.008.
Devlin, Matthew James, Gomez, Jaime A., Kelly, Keegan John, Haight, Robert Cameron, O'Donnell, John M., Taddeucci, Terry Nicholas, Lee, Hye Young, Mosby, Shea Morgan, Perdue, Brent A., Fotiades, Nikolaos, Ullmann, John Leonard, Wu, Ching Y., Bucher, Brian Michael, Buckner, Matthew Quinn, Henderson, Roger Alan, Neudecker, Denise, White, Morgan Curtis, Talou, Patrick, Rising, Michael Evan, & Solomon, Clell Jeffrey. The Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of 235U(n,f) below 2.5 MeV for Incident Neutrons from 0.7 to 20 MeV. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nds.2018.02.008.
Devlin, Matthew James, Gomez, Jaime A., Kelly, Keegan John, Haight, Robert Cameron, O'Donnell, John M., Taddeucci, Terry Nicholas, Lee, Hye Young, Mosby, Shea Morgan, Perdue, Brent A., Fotiades, Nikolaos, Ullmann, John Leonard, Wu, Ching Y., Bucher, Brian Michael, Buckner, Matthew Quinn, Henderson, Roger Alan, Neudecker, Denise, White, Morgan Curtis, Talou, Patrick, Rising, Michael Evan, and Solomon, Clell Jeffrey. Thu . "The Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of 235U(n,f) below 2.5 MeV for Incident Neutrons from 0.7 to 20 MeV". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nds.2018.02.008. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1427378.
@article{osti_1427378,
title = {The Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of 235U(n,f) below 2.5 MeV for Incident Neutrons from 0.7 to 20 MeV},
author = {Devlin, Matthew James and Gomez, Jaime A. and Kelly, Keegan John and Haight, Robert Cameron and O'Donnell, John M. and Taddeucci, Terry Nicholas and Lee, Hye Young and Mosby, Shea Morgan and Perdue, Brent A. and Fotiades, Nikolaos and Ullmann, John Leonard and Wu, Ching Y. and Bucher, Brian Michael and Buckner, Matthew Quinn and Henderson, Roger Alan and Neudecker, Denise and White, Morgan Curtis and Talou, Patrick and Rising, Michael Evan and Solomon, Clell Jeffrey},
abstractNote = {New prompt fission neutron spectrum measurements are reported for 235U(n,f) reactions induced by neutrons with energies from 0.7 to 20 MeV. These measurements cover outgoing neutron energies from 2.5 MeV down to 10 keV, using an array of 6Li-glass scintillators for neutron detection and a double time-of-flight technique. The neutrons were produced at the Weapons Neutron Research facility of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. A detailed MCNP® model of the experimental equipment and the surrounding room was used to interpret the experimental results. Backgrounds were measured in situ, making use of the time-dependent singles rates of the various detectors with asynchronous readout from waveform digitizers. The results presented here have been included in a re-evaluation of the fission neutron spectra for this fissioning system, a description of which is presented elsewhere in this issue.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nds.2018.02.008},
journal = {Nuclear Data Sheets},
number = C,
volume = 148,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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