Prompt fission γ-rays from the reactions 252Cf(SF) and 235U(nth, f) – new data
1 European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre IRMM, Retieseweg 111, 2440 Geel, Belgium
2 Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1121 Budapest, Hungary
3 Fundamental Fysik, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden
4 CIEMAT, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Published online: 13 December 2013
We present new spectral data of prompt γ-ray emission from the spontaneous fission of 252Cf. This work was performed in direct response to an OECD/NEA high priority data request. We discuss the impact of our new data on evaluated nuclear data tables not only for this nuclide, but also for 238U and 241Pu, which are always produced in a reactor. Furthermore, we will show results from our investigation of prompt γ-ray emission from the reaction 235 U(nth, f), measured in at the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. Spectral data obtained with three different detectors are consistent and led to an uncertainty on total energy and multiplicity considerably smaller than requested by the OECD/NEA.
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