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Title: Prospects for a measurement of the 237U(n,f) cross section at the LANSCE Lujan Center

A new measurement of the 237U(n, f) cross section from thermal to ≈ 100 keV is discussed, using one of the flightpaths at the LANSCE Lujan Center. Previous energy-resolved resonance-region measurements have been conducted using weapon test time-of-flight[1] and the LANSCE Lead Slowing Down Spectrometer[2], the former of which is limited in its energy range, and the latter in its energy resolution and range. We present here a proposal, based on simulations of the Lujan Center neutron flux and a hypothetical experiment, that is expected to adequately address both of these issues.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Nuclear Physics & Radiation Physics(73); Radiation Chemistry, Radiochemistry, & Nuclear Chemistry(38)