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Title: Innovative Fission Measurements with a Time Projection Chamber

Abstract

This study explores a pioneering idea to utilize a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) to measure fission cross sections and other fission quantities. The TPC is inherently capable of measuring fragments from fission events, decay alphas, and beam-material scatters. This document explores whether the TPC can improve the precision of the {sup 239}Pu(n,f) cross section and measure other new and significant fission quantities simultaneously. This work shows that the TPC can in fact deliver sub-1% cross section measurements and should provide breakthroughs in both the quality and quantity of information available from neutron-induced fission experiments.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
888587
Report Number(s):
UCRL-TR-217600
TRN: US0604306
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ACCURACY; CROSS SECTIONS; DECAY; FISSION; TIME PROJECTION CHAMBERS

Citation Formats

Heffner, M D, Barnes, P D, and Klay, J L. Innovative Fission Measurements with a Time Projection Chamber. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/888587.
Heffner, M D, Barnes, P D, & Klay, J L. Innovative Fission Measurements with a Time Projection Chamber. United States. doi:10.2172/888587.
Heffner, M D, Barnes, P D, and Klay, J L. Wed . "Innovative Fission Measurements with a Time Projection Chamber". United States. doi:10.2172/888587. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/888587.
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abstractNote = {This study explores a pioneering idea to utilize a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) to measure fission cross sections and other fission quantities. The TPC is inherently capable of measuring fragments from fission events, decay alphas, and beam-material scatters. This document explores whether the TPC can improve the precision of the {sup 239}Pu(n,f) cross section and measure other new and significant fission quantities simultaneously. This work shows that the TPC can in fact deliver sub-1% cross section measurements and should provide breakthroughs in both the quality and quantity of information available from neutron-induced fission experiments.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 16 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Wed Nov 16 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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