EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 62, 2013Fission 2013 – Fifth International Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Fission Product Spectroscopy
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Spectroscopy of Fission Fragments|
|Published online||13 December 2013|
Measurement of fission products β decay properties using a total absorption spectrometer
1 Subatech, CNRS/IN2P3, Univ-Nantes, EMN, Nantes, France
2 IFIC, CSIC-Univ. Valencia, Valencia, Spain
3 Univ. Surrey, Guildford, UK
4 IGISOL Univ Jyväskylä Finland
5 CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
6 Univ. Pol. Ctalunya, Barcelona, Spain
7 Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA
8 MTA ATOMKI, Hungary
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Published online: 13 December 2013
In a nuclear reactor, the β decay of fission fragments is at the origin of decay heat and antineutrino flux. These quantities are not well known while they are very important for reactor safety and for our understanding of neutrino physics. One reason for the discrepancies observed in the estimation of the decay heat and antineutrinos flux coming from reactors could be linked with the Pandemonium effect. New measurements have been performed at the JYFL facility of Jyväskylä with a Total Absorption Spectrometer (TAS) in order to circumvent this effect. An overview of the TAS technique and first results from the 2009 measurement campaign will be presented.
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