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Title: Extending Measurements to En=30 MeV and Beyond

The majority of energy release in the fission process is due to the kinetic energy of the fission fragments. Average Total Kinetic Energy measurements for the major actinides over a wide range of incident neutron energies were performed at LANSCE using a Frisch-gridded ionization chamber. The experiments and results of the 238U(n,f) and 235U(n,f) will be presented, including (En), (A), and mass yield distributions as a function of neutron energy. A preliminary (En) for 239Pu(n,f) will also be shown. The (En) shows a clear structure at multichance fission thresholds for all the reactions that we studied. The fragment masses are determined using the iterative double energy (2E) method, with a resolution of A = 4 - 5 amu. The correction for the prompt fission neutrons is the main source of uncertainty, especially at high incident neutron energies, since the behavior of nubar(A,En) is largely unknown. Different correction methods will be discussed.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1171668
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-21426
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS