Measurement of fission yields from the 241Am(2nth,f) reaction at the Lohengrin Spectrometer
1 CEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU/SPhN, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 LPSC Grenoble, CNRS/IN2P3, 53 rue des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble Cedex, France
3 Institut Laue Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP. 156, 38042, Grenoble, France
4 CEA, DEN-Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France
5 CEA, DAM-DIF, Arpajon, France
Published online: 13 December 2013
The study of fission yields has a major impact on the characterization and understanding of the fission process and is mandatory for reactor applications. While the yields are known for the major actinides (235U, 239Pu) in the thermal neutron-induced fission, only few measurements have been performed on 242Am. This paper presents the results of a measurement at the Lohengrin mass spectrometer (ILL, France) on the reaction 241Am(2nth,f): a total of 41 mass yields in the light and the heavy peaks have been measured and compared with the fission process simulation code GEF. Modus operandi and first results of a second experiment performed in May 2013 on the same reaction but with the goal of extracting the isotopic yields are presented as well: 8 mass yields were re-measured and 18 isotopic yields have been investigated and are being analyzed. Results concerning the kinetic energy and its comparison with the GEF Code are also presented in this paper.
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