Prompt Fission Neutron Investigation in 235U(nth,f) and 252Cf(sf) Reactions
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna Moscow region, Russia
Published online: 5 June 2019
The prompt neutron emission in thermal neutron induced fission of 235U and spontaneous fission of 252Cf was investigated by using digital signal electronics. The goal was to check a new revised data analysis software with fission fragment (FF) kinetic energy corrections after prompt fission neutron (PFN) emission. The revised software was used to reanalyze old data measured in EC-JRC-IRMM, where 252Cf(sf) reaction was investigated. Both measurements were done using similar twin Frisch grid ionization chamber for fission fragment detection with equivalent NE213 fast neutron detector. About 0.5*106 FF with PFN coincidences have been analyzed in both measurements. The fission fragment kinetic energy, mass and angular distribution were investigated along with prompt neutron time of flight and pulse shape analysis using a six channel synchronous waveform digitizer (WFD) with sampling frequency of 250 MHz and 12 bit resolution in the 235U(nth,f) reaction. Similar WFD with sampling frequency of 100 MHz was used for PFN investigation in 252Cf(sf) reaction. These two experiments were considered as a reference for further investigations with a new setup composed of position sensitive ionization chamber to detect FF and an array of 32 liquid scintillators recently constructed in Dubna to detect neutrons.
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