Monte Carlo simulation of γ and fission transfer-induced probabilities using extended 𝓡-matrix theory: Application to the 237U∗ system
1 CEA, DEN, DER, SPRC, Physics Studies Laboratory, Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France
2 CENBG, CNRS/IN2P3-Université de Bordeaux, Chemin du Solarium, BP. 120, 33175 Gradignan, France
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Published online: 13 September 2017
This paper deals with simultaneous neutron-induced average partial cross sections and surrogate-like probability simulations over several excitation and de-excitation channels of the compound nucleus. Present calculations, based on one-dimensional fission barrier extended 𝓡-matrix theory using Monte Carlo samplings of both first and second well resonance parameters, avoid the surrogate-reaction method historically taken for surrogate data analyses that proved to be very poor in terms of extrapolated neutron-induced capture cross sections. Present theoretical approach is portrayed and subsequent results can be compared for the first time with experimental γ-decay probabilities; thanks to brand new simultaneous 238U(3He,4Heγ) and 238U(3He,4He f) surrogate measurements. Future integration of our strategy in standard neutron cross section data evaluation remains tied to the developments made in terms of direct reaction population probability calculations.
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