Neutron-induced fission cross section of U-234 measured at the CERN n_TOF facility
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The neutron-induced fission cross section of 234U has been measured at the CERN n_TOF facility relative to the standard fission cross section of 235U from 20 keV to 1.4 MeV and of 238U from 1.4 to 200 MeV. A fast ionization chamber (FIC) was used as a fission fragment detector with a detection efficiency of no less than 97%. The high instantaneous flux and the low background characterizing the n_TOF facility resulted in wide-energy-range data (0.02 to 200 MeV), with high energy resolution, high statistics, and systematic uncertainties bellow 3%. Previous investigations around the energy of the fission threshold revealed structures attributed to ß-vibrational levels, which have been confirmed by the present measurements. Theoretical calculations have been performed, employing the TALYS code with model parameters tuned to fairly reproduce the experimental data
CitationCalviño, F.; Cortes, G.; Pretel, M. Neutron-induced fission cross section of U-234 measured at the CERN n_TOF facility. "Physical review C", 15 Abril 2014, vol. 89, núm. 4, p. 044606-1-044606-11.