Neutron capture cross section measurements of 238U, 241Am and 243Am at n_TOF
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The increase of the world energy demand and the need of low carbon energy sources have triggered the renaissance and/or enhancement of nuclear energy in many countries. Fundamental nuclear physics can contribute in a practical way to the sustainability and safety of the nuclear energy production and the management of the nuclear waste. There exists a series of recent studies which address the most relevant isotopes, decay data, nuclear reaction channels and energy ranges which have to be investigated in more detail for improving the design of different advanced nuclear systems  and nuclear fuel cycles . In this proposal, we aim at the measurement of the neutron capture cross sections of 238U, 241Am and 243Am. All three isotopes are listed in the NEA High Priority Request List , are recommended for measurements  and play an important role in the nuclear energy production and fuel cycle scenarios. The measurements will provide as well valuable nuclear structure data necessary for the improvement of nuclear models and the statistical interpretation of the nuclear properties
Proposal: Neutron capture cross section measurements of 238U, 241Am and 243Am at n_TOF
CitationAndriamonje, S. [et al.]. "Neutron capture cross section measurements of 238U, 241Am and 243Am at n_TOF". 2009.
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