High precision measurement of the radiative capture cross section of 238U at the n TOF CERN facility
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The importance of improving the accuracy on the capture cross-section of 238U has been addressed by the Nuclear Energy Agency, since its uncertainty significantly affects the uncertainties of key design parameters for both fast and thermal nuclear reactors. Within the 7th framework programme ANDES of the European Commission three different measurements have been carried out with the aim of providing the 238U(n, gamma) cross-section with an accuracy which varies from 1 to 5%, depending on the energy range. Hereby the final results of the measurement performed at the n TOF CERN facility in a wide energy range from 1 eV to 700 keV will be presented.
CitationMingrone, F., Altstadt , S., Andrzejewski, J., Calviño, F., Cortes, G., Gómez, M., Riego , A. High precision measurement of the radiative capture cross section of 238U at the n TOF CERN facility. A: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology. "EPJ Web of Conferences, vol. 146 (2017); ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology: Bruges, Belgium: 11-16 September 2016". Bruges: EDP Sciences, 2016, p. 11028-1-11028-4.