STP1550

    New Experimental Proposal for 235U PFNS Measurement to Answer a Fifty Year Old Question

    Published: Aug 2012


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    Abstract

    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.

    Keywords:

    fission, neutron spectrum, nuclear reactors


    Author Information:

    Kornilov, N.
    Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH

    Massey, T.
    Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH

    Grimes, S.
    Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH

    Voinov, A.
    Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH


    Paper ID: STP155020120055

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP155020120055


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