Neutron-induced fission cross section of 242Pu from 15 MeV to 20 MeV
1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
2 Neutron Metrology Group, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, TW11 0LW, UK
3 European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate G.2, Retieseweg 111, 2440 Geel, Belgium
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Published online: 13 September 2017
Accurate nuclear-data needs in the fast-neutron-energy region have been recently addressed for the development of next generation nuclear power plants (GEN-IV) by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). This sensitivity study has shown that of particular interest is the 242Pu(n,f) cross section for fast reactor systems. Measurements have been performed with quasi-monoenergetic neutrons in the energy range from 15 MeV to 20 MeV produced by the Van de Graaff accelerator of the JRC-Geel. A twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber has been used in a back-to-back configuration as fission fragment detector. The 242Pu(n,f) cross section has been normalized to 238U(n,f) cross section data. The results were compared with existing literature data and show acceptable agreement within 5%.
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