Total prompt γ-ray emission in fission
1 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
2 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27694, USA
3 National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
4 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
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Published online: 13 September 2017
The total prompt γ-ray energy distributions were measured for the neutron-induced fission of 235U, 239,241Pu at incident neutron energy of 0.025 eV–100 keV, and the spontaneous fission of 252Cf using the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) array in coincidence with the detection of fission fragments by a parallel-plate avalanche counter. Corrections were made to the measured distribution by unfolding the two-dimension spectrum of total prompt γ-ray energy vs multiplicity using a simulated DANCE response matrix. A summary of this work is presented with the emphasis on the comparison of total prompt fission γ-ray energy between our results and previous ones. The mean values of the total prompt γ-ray energy ⟨Eγ,tot⟩, determined from the unfolded distributions, are ∼20% higher than those derived from measurements using single γ-ray detector for all the fissile nuclei studied.
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