Research and development for accuracy improvement of neutron nuclear data on minor actinides
1 Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Science and Engineering Center, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
2 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, O-okayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan
3 Kyoto University, Research Reactor Institute, Kumatori, Sennan, Osaka 590-0494, Japan
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Published online: 13 September 2017
To improve accuracy of neutron nuclear data on minor actinides, a Japanese nuclear data project entitled “Research and development for Accuracy Improvement of neutron nuclear data on Minor ACtinides (AIMAC)” has been implemented. Several independent measurement techniques were developed for improving measurement precision at J-PARC/MLF/ANNRI and KURRI/LINAC facilities. Effectiveness of combining the independent techniques has been demonstrated for identifying bias effects and improving accuracy, especially in characterization of samples used for nuclear data measurements. Capture cross sections and/or total cross sections have been measured for Am-241, Am-243, Np-237, Tc-99, Gd-155, and Gd-157. Systematic nuclear data evaluation has also been performed by taking into account the identified bias effect. Highlights of the AIMAC project are outlined.
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