Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2012)
New Experimental Proposal for 235U PFNS Measurement to Answer a Fifty Year Old Question
The Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum (PFNS) from 235U(n,f) is very important for various nuclear applications. It has been investigated in different experiments. In spite of ∼50 years of experimental efforts, a continuing conflict exists at thermal neutron energy. Microscopic experimental PFNS cannot describe macroscopic data. In this report we discuss the current status of this problem and suggest a new experiment, which could possibly resolve this problem.