Measurement of leakage neutron spectra with D-T neutrons and evaluated nuclear data
1 Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, 730000, China
2 China Nuclear Data Center, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, 102413, China
3 College of Physics and Electronics Information, Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities, Tongliao, 028000, China
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Published online: 30 September 2020
Benchmarking of evaluated neutron nuclear data libraries was performed for ∼14.8 MeV neutrons on the several targets, such as gallium, graphite, silicon carbide, uranium and tungsten samples. The experiments were performed at China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE). The neutron leakage spectra from the samples were measured at 60◦ and 120◦ by a TOF technique with a BC501A scintillation detector. The measured spectra are rather well reproduced by MCNP-4C simulations with the CENDL3.1, JENDL-4.0 and the new release ENDF/B-VIII.0, JEFF-3.3 evaluated nuclear data libraries and so on. There have some difference between experiments and simulations for the elastic and inelastic contributions in the partial energy range. And the discrepancies of the neutron leakage spectra in the MCNP simulations originate simply from the differences in the spectra distributions of the neutron reaction channels in the evaluated nuclear data libraries.
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