Implementation of a new energy-angular distribution of particles emitted by deuteron induced nuclear reaction in transport simulations
1 Departamento de Ingeniería Energética, E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales, UNED, 28040 Madrid, Spain
2 International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria
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Published online: 13 September 2017
MCUNED code is an MCNPX extension able to handle evaluated nuclear data library for light ion transport simulations. In this work the MCUNED code is improved to describe more accurately the neutron emission during deuteron induced nuclear reaction. This code update consists in introducing a new methodology to take into account the angular distribution of neutron produced by deuteron breakup reaction. To carry out this work a new formulation for the angular distribution of neutrons produced by breakup reaction has been proposed. The implementation of this new methodology requires the use of extra parameters which are provided by the nuclear code TALYS and stored in the ENDF file. This new methodology shows significant improvement in comparison with the former treatment of neutron emission kinematics, these results are in good agreement with experimental data.
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