Monte Carlo simulation of γ and fission transfer reactions using extended ℛ-matrix theory
CEA, DES, IRESNE, DER, SPRC, Physics Studies Laboratory, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France
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Published online: 30 September 2020
This paper comes back on the accuracy of the surrogate-reaction method (SRM) historically used for neutron-induced average partial cross sections inference from measured surrogate-reaction probabilities. The SRM level of performance is examined in relation to a reasonably accurate reference calculation performed with the 𝒜𝒱𝒳𝒮ℱ-ℒ𝒩𝒢 code  through a challenging test case : the 240Pu* compound system. This paper argues on some ingredients of the reference calculation  and returns some hints about the failure now well-known of the neutron-induced γ average cross section inference. It shows also that in some special cases, the SRM can be poorly accurate also in terms of neutron-induced fission average cross section inference.
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