EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 146, 2017ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Nuclear Reaction Measurements|
|Published online||13 September 2017|
Improving nuclear data accuracy of 241Am and 237Np capture cross sections
1 European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Geel, Belgium
2 CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
3 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
4 Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka, Japan
5 Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan
6 Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich, Germany
7 CEA, Irfu, Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
8 CEA, Cadarache, France
9 CEA, LIST, Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel (LNE-LNHB), Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
10 Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk, Russia
11 OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
12 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany
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Published online: 13 September 2017
In the framework of the OECD/NEA WPEC subgroup 41, ways to improve neutron induced capture cross sections for 241Am and 237Np are being sought. Decay data, energy dependent cross section data and neutron spectrum averaged data are important for that purpose and were investigated. New time-of-flight measurements were performed and analyzed, and considerable effort was put into development of methods for analysis of spectrum averaged data and re-analysis of existing experimental data.
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