Preliminary results on the 233U capture cross section and alpha ratio measured at n_TOF (CERN) with the fission tagging technique
Document typeConference report
PublisherEPJ Web of Conferences
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233U is of key importance among the fissile nuclei in the Th-U fuel cycle. A particularity of 233U is its small neutron capture cross-section, which is on average about one order of magnitude lower than the fission cross-section.The accuracy in the measurement of the 233U capture cross-section depends crucially onan efficient capture-fission discrimination, thus a combined set-up of fission and ¿-detectors is needed. A measurement of the 233U capture cross-section and capture-to-fissionratio was performed at the CERN n_TOF facility. The Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) of n_TOF was employed as ¿-detector coupled with a novel compact ionization chamber as fission detector. A brief description of the experimental set-up will be given, and essential parts of the analysis procedure as well as the preliminary response of the set-up to capture are presented and discussed
CitationBacak, M. [et al.]. Preliminary results on the 233U capture cross section and alpha ratio measured at n_TOF (CERN) with the fission tagging technique. A: International Workshop on Nuclear Data Evaluation for Reactor Applications. "WONDER-2018: 5th International Workshop on Nuclear Data Evaluation for Reactor Applications, Aix-en-Provence, France, October 8-12, 2018. EPJ web of conferences, volume 211 (2019)". EPJ Web of Conferences, 2019, p. 1-9.