Studies for γ-ray emission in the fission process with LICORNE
1 Institut de Physique Nucléaire d’Orsay, Bât. 100, 15 rue G. Clémenceau, 91406 Orsay Cedex, France
2 Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU 7XH, UK
3 National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, UK
4 Fundamental Fysik, Chalmers Tekniska Högskolan, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden
5 European Commission, Joint Research Centre (IRMM), 2440 Geel, Belgium
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Published online: 21 June 2016
The LICORNE neutron source is a new device at the ALTO facility. Its use of inverse kinematics makes the production of naturally focused neutron beams possible with an energy range of 0.5 to 4 MeV. This is perfect for any studies concerning fast neutron induced reaction based on detection setup that require to be placed in a compact geometry – such as Ge based γ detection setup.
In this paper, neutron production with LICORNE is described. The development of a gascell target and the extension of the energy range up to 7 MeV with the p(11B,n)11C are presented. An overview of the major research fields studied with LICORNE is given and two types of experiment are presented. The first one dedicated to prompt fission γ-ray emission in fission, as a function of incident neutron energy, is described. Some preliminary results are shown. The second, in the context of the MINORCA campaign, is detailed. The most recent outcomes in the data analysis process are also presented.
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