Measurement of the 240,242Pu(n,f) cross section at the CERN n_TOF facility
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Knowledge of neutron cross sections of various plutonium isotopes and other minor actinides is crucial for the design of advanced nuclear systems. The 240, 242Pu(n,f) cross sections were measured at the CERN n_TOF facility, taking advantage of the wide energy range (from thermal to GeV) and the high instantaneous flux of the neutron beam. In this work, preliminary results for 242Pu are presented along with a theoretical cross section calculation performed with the EMPIRE code.
CitationTsinganis, A. [et al.]. Measurement of the 240,242Pu(n,f) cross section at the CERN n_TOF facility. A: European Research Infrastructure for Nuclear Data Applications. "ERINDA Workshop: Geneve, Switzerland: October 1-3, 2014: proceedings". 2014, p. 95-102.