Analysis of cross sections on iron and oxygen using Cf-252 neutron source
1 Research Centre Rez, Hlavni 130, Husinec-Rez, Czech Republic
2 Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
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Published online: 30 September 2020
The leakage neutron spectra measurements have been done on benchmark spherical assemblies with Cf-252 source in center of 1) heavy water sphere with diameter of 30 cm (with Cd cover) and of 2) iron spheres with diameter of 100 cm and 50 cm. It has been stated for years that transport calculations by iron overestimate measured spectra in energy region around 300 keV by about 20-40 % (calculation to measurement ratio C/E = 1.2-1.4). The influence of an artificial changes in cross-section XS-Fe-56 (n,elastic)designed by IAEA, Nuclear Data Section, has been studied on the iron spheres. Influence of those XS-corrections to calculated neutron spectrum is presented.
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