High-precision measurement of the 238U(n,γ) cross section with the Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) at n_TOF, CERN

T. Wright, C. Guerrero, J. Billowes, T. Ware, D. Cano-Ott, E. Mendoza, C. Massimi, F. Mingrone, F. Gunsing, E. Berthoumieux, C. Lampoudis, S. Altstadt, J. Andrzejewski, L. Audouin, M. Barbagallo, V. Bécares, F. Bečvář, F. Belloni, V. Boccone, D. BosnarM. Brugger, M. Calviani, F. Calviño, C. Carrapiço, F. Cerutti, E. Chiaveri, M. Chin, N. Colonna, G. Cortés, M. A. Cortés-Giraldo, M. Diakaki, C. Domingo-Pardo, I. Duran, R. Dressler, N. Dzysiuk, C. Eleftheriadis, A. Ferrari, K. Fraval, S. Ganesan, A. R. García, M. B. Gómez-Hornillos, I. F. Gonçalves, E. González-Romero, E. Griesmayer, G. Giubrone, P. Gurusamy, D. G. Jenkins, E. Jericha, Y. Kadi, F. Käppeler, D. Karadimos, N. Kivel, P. Koehler, M. Kokkoris, G. Korschinek, M. Krtička, J. Kroll, C. Langer, C. Lederer, H. Leeb, L. S. Leong, R. Losito, A. Manousos, J. Marganiec, T. Martínez, P. F. Mastinu, M. Mastromarco, M. Meaze, A. Mengoni, P. M. Milazzo, M. Mirea, W. Mondelaers, C. Paradela, A. Pavlik, J. Perkowski, M. Pignatari, A. Plompen, J. Praena, J. M. Quesada, T. Rauscher, R. Reifarth, A. Riego, F. Roman, C. Rubbia, R. Sarmento, P. Schillebeeckx, S. Schmidt, D. Schumann, G. Tagliente, J. L. Tain, D. Tarrío, L. Tassan-Got, A. Tsinganis, S. Valenta, G. Vannini, V. Variale, P. Vaz, A. Ventura, R. Versaci, M. J. Vermeulen, V. Vlachoudis, R. Vlastou, A. Wallner, M. Weigand, C. Weiß, P. Žugec

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The neutron capture cross section of 238U is fundamental to the design and operation of current reactors and future fast nuclear reactors, and thus must be measured to a high level of accuracy. An experiment has been performed at the CERN n TOF facility using a 4π Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) to measure the capture cross section in the resolved resonance region between 1 eV and 25 keV. A preliminary analysis of the TAC data is presented with particular emphasis to the experimental background in this energy region of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Data Sheets
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014


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