Fast-neutron-induced fission of 242Pu at nELBE
1 Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf, Postfach 510 119, 01314 Dresden, Germany
2 Technische Universität Dresden, Postfach 100 920, 01076 Dresden, Germany
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c Present address: Lund University, PO Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
d Present address: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
Published online: 13 September 2017
The fast neutron-induced fission cross section of 242Pu was determined in the range of 0.5 MeV to 10 MeV relative to 235U(n,f) at the neutron time-of-flight facility nELBE. The number of target nuclei was calculated by means of measuring the spontaneous fission rate of 242Pu. Neutron transport simulations with Geant4 and MCNP6 are used to correct the relative cross section for neutron scattering. The determined results are in good agreement with current experimental and evaluated data sets.
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