Measurement of the 242Pu(n,f) cross section at n_TOF
1 National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
2 European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
3 Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA) Saclay - Irfu, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
4 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bari, Italy
5 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita‘ di Bologna, and Sezione INFN di Bologna, Italy
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Published online: 20 March 2014
Knowledge of neutron cross sections of various plutonium isotopes and other minor actinides is crucial for the design of advanced nuclear systems. The 242Pu(n,f) cross sections were measured at the CERN n_TOF facility, taking advantage of the wide energy range (from thermal to GeV) and the high instantaneous flux of the neutron beam. In this work, preliminary results are presented along with a theoretical cross section calculation performed with the EMPIRE code.
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