Development of a Gas Filled Magnet spectrometer coupled with the Lohengrin spectrometer for fission study
1 LPSC, CNRS/IN2P3, UJF Grenoble 1, INPG, Grenoble, France
2 Institut Laue-langevin, Grenoble, France
3 DSM/IRFU/SPhN CEA Saclay, France
4 DEN/DER/SPRC/LEPh CEA Cadarache, France
The accurate knowledge of the fission of actinides is necessary for studies of innovative nuclear reactor concepts. The fission yields have a direct influence on the evaluation of the fuel inventory or the reactor residual power after shutdown. A collaboration between the ILL, LPSC and CEA has developed a measurement program on fission fragment distributions at ILL in order to measure the isotopic and isomeric yields. The method is illustrated using the 233U(n,f)98Y reaction.
However, the extracted beam from the Lohengrin spectrometer is not isobaric ions which limits the low yield measurements. Presently, the coupling of the Lohengrin spectrometer with a Gas Filled Magnet (GFM) is studied at the ILL in order to define and validate the enhanced purification of the extracted beam. This work will present the results of the spectrometer characterisation, along with a comparison with a dedicated Monte Carlo simulation especially developed for this purpose.
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