Validation of IRDFF in 252Cf Standard and IRDF-2002 Reference Neutron Fields
1 International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, P.O. Box 100, Austria
2 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA, USA
3 Sandia National Laboratories, Org 1340, MS 1146, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM, USA
4 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bikini Atoll Blvd, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM, USA
5 Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, 249020 Obninsk, Russia
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Published online: 3 February 2016
The results of validation of the latest release of International Reactor Dosimetry and Fusion File, IRDFF-1.03, in the standard 252Cf(s.f.) and reference 235U(nth,f) neutron benchmark fields are presented. The spectrum-averaged cross sections were shown to confirm IRDFF-1.03 in the 252Cf standard spontaneous fission spectrum; that was not the case for the current recommended spectra for 235U(nth,f). IRDFF was also validated in the spectra of the research reactor facilities ISNF, Sigma-Sigma and YAYOI, which are available in the IRDF-2002 collection. The ISNF facility was re-simulated to remove unphysical oscillations in the spectrum. IRDFF-1.03 was shown to reproduce reasonably well the spectrum-averaged data measured in these fields except for the case of YAYOI.
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