Bragg curve spectroscopy for improved fission fragment identification
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA 99352, USA
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Published online: 28 September 2020
We report on the development of Bragg curve spectroscopy techniques to improve fission fragment identification in the measurement of independent fission product yields. The NIFFTE collaboration’s fissionTPC detector provides ionization energy and particle tracking information from neutroninduced fission targets. A joint effort between PNNL, LLNL, LANL, and the Colorado School of Mines is investigating the ionization profiles deposited by U-235, U-238, and Pu-239 fission products in this detector, with the goal of including additional stopping power information beyond a standard 2E analysis. The aim is to improve the determination of fragment atomic and mass numbers with this information, via methods such as parametric fits and machine learning techniques.
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