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Measurement of the U-235(n, f) cross section relative to the Li-6(n, t) and B-10(n,alpha) standards from thermal to 170 keV neutron energy range at n_TOF

Amaducci, S. and Cosentino, L. and Barbagallo, M. and Colonna, N. and Mengoni, A. and Massimi, C. and Lo Meo, S. and Finocchiaro, P. and Aberle, O. and Andrzejewski, J. and Audouin, L. and Bacak, M. and Balibrea, J. and Becvar, F. and Berthoumieux, E. and Billowes, J. and Bosnar, D. and Brown, A. and Caamano, M. and Calvino, F. and Calviani, M. and Cano-Ott, D. and Cardella, R. and Casanovas, A. and Cerutti, F. and Chen, Y. H. and Chiaveri, E. and Cortes, G. and Cortes-Giraldo, M. A. and Damone, L. A. and Diakaki, M. and Domingo-Pardo, C. and Dressler, R. and Dupont, E. and Duran, I. and Fernandez-Dominguez, B. and Ferrari, A. and Ferreira, P. and Furman, V. and Goebel, K. and Garcia, A. R. and Gawlik, A. and Gilardoni, S. and Glodariu, T. and Goncalves, I. F. and Gonzalez-Romero, E. and Griesmayer, E. and Guerrero, C. and Gunsing, F. and Harada, H. and Heinitz, S. and Heyse, J. and Jenkins, D. G. and Jericha, E. and Kaeppeler, F. and Kadi, Y. and Kalamara, A. and Kavrigin, P. and Kimura, A. and Kivel, N. and Knapova, I. and Kokkoris, M. and Krticka, M. and Kurtulgil, D. and Leal-Cidoncha, E. and Lederer, C. and Leeb, H. and Lerendegui-Marco, J. and Lonsdale, S. J. and Macina, D. and Manna, A. and Marganiec, J. and Martinez, T. and Masi, A. and Mastinu, P. and Mastromarco, M. and Maugeri, E. A. and Mazzone, A. and Mendoza, E. and Milazzo, P. M. and Mingrone, F. and Musumarra, A. and Negret, A. and Nolte, R. and Oprea, A. and Patronis, N. and Pavlik, A. and Perkowski, J. and Porras, I. and Praena, J. and Quesada, J. M. and Radeck, D. and Rauscher, T. and Reifarth, R. and Rubbia, C. and Ryan, J. A. and Sabate-Gilarte, M. and Saxena, A. and Schillebeeckx, P. and Schumann, D. and Sedyshev, P. and Smith, A. G. and Sosnin, N. V. and Stamatopoulos, A. and Tagliente, G. and Tain, J. L. and Tarifeno-Saldivia, A. and Tassan-Got, L. and Valenta, S. and Vannini, G. and Variale, V. and Vaz, P. and Ventura, A. and Vlachoudis, V. and Vlastou, R. and Wallner, A. and Warren, S. and Weiss, C. and Woods, P. J. and Wright, T. and Zugec, P.. (2019) Measurement of the U-235(n, f) cross section relative to the Li-6(n, t) and B-10(n,alpha) standards from thermal to 170 keV neutron energy range at n_TOF. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A, 55 (7). ARTN120.

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Abstract

.The U-235(n, f ) cross section was measured at n_TOF relative to Li-6(n, t) and B-10(n,alpha) , with high resolution ( L=183.49(2) m) and in a wide energy range (25meV-170keV) with 1.5% systematic uncertainty, making use of a stack of six samples and six silicon detectors placed in the neutron beam. This allowed us to make a direct comparison of the yields of the U-235(n, f ) and of the two reference reactions under the same experimental conditions, and taking into account the forward/backward emission asymmetry. A hint of an anomaly in the 10-30keV neutron energy range had been previously observed in other experiments, indicating a cross section systematically lower by several percent relative to major evaluations. The present results indicate that the cross section in the 9-18keV neutron energy range is indeed overestimated by almost 5% in the recently released evaluated data files ENDF/B-VIII.0 and JEFF3.3, as a consequence of a 7% overestimate in a single GMA node in the IAEA reference file. Furthermore, these new high-resolution data confirm the existence of resonance-like structures in the keV neutron energy region. The results here reported may lead to a reduction of the uncertainty in the 1-100keV neutron energy region. Finally, from the present data, a value of 249.7 +/- 1.4( stat )+/- 0.94( syst ) beV has been extracted for the cross section integral between 7.8 and 11eV, confirming the value of 247.5 +/- 3 beV recently established as a standard.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretische Physik Astrophysik (Thielemann)
UniBasel Contributors:Rauscher, Thomas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:SPRINGER
ISSN:1434-6001
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:08 Oct 2019 09:34

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