Measurement of the prompt fission γ -rays from slow neutron-induced fission of 235 U with STEFF

T. Wright, A. G. Smith, N. V. Sosnin, S. A. Bennett, P. J. Davies, A. V. Popescu, J. A. Ryan, A. Sekhar, S. Warren, O. Aberle, S. Amaducci, J. Andrzejewski, L. Audouin, M. Bacak, J. Balibrea, M. Barbagallo, F. Bečvář, E. Berthoumieux, J. Billowes, D. BosnarA. Brown, M. Caamaño, F. Calviño, M. Calviani, D. Cano-Ott, R. Cardella, A. Casanovas, F. Cerutti, Y. H. Chen, E. Chiaveri, N. Colonna, G. Cortés, M. A. Cortés-Giraldo, L. Cosentino, L. A. Damone, M. Diakaki, C. Domingo-Pardo, R. Dressler, E. Dupont, I. Durán, B. Fernández-Domínguez, A. Ferrari, P. Ferreira, P. Finocchiaro, V. Furman, K. Göbel, A. R. García, A. Gawlik-Ramięga, S. Gilardoni, T. Glodariu, I. F. Gonçalves, E. González-Romero, E. Griesmayer, C. Guerrero, F. Gunsing, H. Harada, S. Heinitz, J. Heyse, D. G. Jenkins, E. Jericha, F. Käppeler, Y. Kadi, A. Kalamara, P. Kavrigin, A. Kimura, N. Kivel, M. Kokkoris, M. Krtička, D. Kurtulgil, E. Leal-Cidoncha, C. Lederer-Woods, H. Leeb, J. Lerendegui-Marco, S. Lo Meo, S. J. Lonsdale, D. Macina, A. Manna, J. Marganiec, T. Martínez, A. Masi, C. Massimi, P. Mastinu, M. Mastromarco, E. A. Maugeri, A. Mazzone, E. Mendoza, A. Mengoni, P. M. Milazzo, F. Mingrone, A. Musumarra, A. Negret, R. Nolte, A. Oprea, N. Patronis, A. Pavlik, J. Perkowski, I. Porras, J. Praena, J. M. Quesada, D. Radeck, T. Rauscher, R. Reifarth, C. Rubbia, M. Sabaté-Gilarte, A. Saxena, P. Schillebeeckx, D. Schumann, P. Sedyshev, A. Stamatopoulos, G. Tagliente, J. L. Tain, A. Tarifeño-Saldivia, L. Tassan-Got, S. Valenta, G. Vannini, V. Variale, P. Vaz, A. Ventura, V. Vlachoudis, R. Vlastou, A. Wallner, C. Weiss, P. J. Woods, P. Žugec, n_TOF Collaboration The n_TOF Collaboration

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Abstract

The average energy and multiplicity of prompt γ-rays from slow neutron-induced fission of 235U have been measured using the STEFF spectrometer at the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF. The individual responses from 11 NaI scintillators were corrected for multiple γ-ray interactions, prompt fission neutrons and background counts before being deconvolved to estimate the emitted spectrum of prompt fission γ-rays. The results give an average γ-ray energy E¯γ of 1.71(5) MeV and multiplicity ν¯γ of 2.66(18) considering γ-rays emitted within the energy range 0.8–6.8 MeV. The n_TOF data has a slightly larger E¯γ and smaller ν¯γ than other recent measurements, however the product of the two is in agreement within quoted uncertainties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number70
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei
Volume60
Issue number3
Early online date19 Mar 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024

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