High-energy Neutron-induced Fission Cross Sections of Natural Lead and Bismuth-209

D. Tarrio, L. Tassan-Got, L. Audouin, B. Berthier, L. Ferrant, S. Isaev, C. Le Naour, C. Stephan, D. Trubert, S. David, I. Duran, C. Paradela, H. Alvarez, U. Abbondanno, K. Fujii, P. M. Milazzo, C. Moreau, G. Aerts, F. Alvarez-Velarde, D. Cano-OttM. Embid-Segura, E. Gonzalez-Romero, C. Guerrero, T. Martinez, D. Villamarin, M. C. Vicente, S. Andriamonje, E. Berthoumieux, W. Dridi, F. Gunsig, J. Pancin, L. Perrot, A. Plukis, J. Andrzejewski, J. Marganiec, P. Assimakopoulos, D. Karadimos, D. Karamanis, C. Papachristodoulou, N. Patronis, G. Badurek, E. Jericha, H. Leeb, H. Oberhummer, M. T. Pigni, P. Baumann, M. Kerveno, S. Lukic, G. Rudolf, T. Rauscher, n TOF Collaboration

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The CERN Neutron Time-Of-Flight (n_TOF) facility is well suited to measure small neutron-induced fission cross sections, as those of subactinides. The cross section ratios of (nat)Pb and (209)Bi relative to (235)U and (238)U were measured using PPAC detectors. The fragment coincidence method allows to unambiguously identify the fission events. The present experiment provides the first results for neutron-induced fission up to 1 GeV for (nat)Pb and (209)Bi. A good agreement with previous experimental data below 200 MeV is shown. The comparison with proton-induced fission indicates that the limiting regime where neutron-induced and proton-induced fission reach equal cross section is close to 1 GeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1904-1907
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2011


  • Bi-209(n,f)
  • Spallation neutron source
  • Neutron-induced fission reactions
  • Nuclear data
  • Pb-nat(n,f)
  • n_TOF facility


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