Measurement of the 240Pu(n,f) cross-section at the CERN n-TOF facility: First results from EAR-2

A. Tsinganis, A. Stamatopoulos, N. Colonna, R. Vlastou, P. Schillebeeckx, A. Plompen, J. Heyse, M. Kokkoris, M. Barbagallo, E. Berthoumieux, M. Calviani, E. Chiaveri, O. Aberle, J. Andrzejewski, L. Audouin, M. Bacak, J. Balibrea-Correa, S. Barros, Bécares, F. BečvárC. Beinrucker, J. Billowes, D. Bosnar, M. Brugger, M. Caamaño, F. Calviño, D. Cano-Ott, F. Cerutti, G. Cortés, M. A. Cortés-Giraldo, L. Cosentino, L. Damone, K. Deo, M. Diakaki, C. Domingo-Pardo, R. Dressler, E. Dupont, I. Durán, B. Fernández-Domínguez, A. Ferrari, I. Ferreira-Gonalves, P. Finocchiaro, R. Frost, W. Furman, K. Göbel, S. Ganesan, A. Gheorghe, T. Glodariu, E. González, A. Goverdovski, E. Griesmayer, C. Guerrero, F. Gunsing, H. Harada, T. Hehrich, S. Heinitz, A. Hernández-Prieto, D. Jenkins, E. Jericha, F. Käppeler, Y. Kadi, T. Katabuchi, P. Kavrigin, V. Ketlerov, V. Khryachkov, A. Kimura, N. Kivel, M. Kriťka, E. Leal-Cidoncha, C. Lederer, H. Leeb, J. Lerendegui, M. Licata, S. Lo Meo, R. Losito, D. Macina, J. Marganiec, T. Martínez, P. Mastinu, C. Massimi, M. Mastromarco, F. Matteucci, E. Mendoza, A. Mengoni, P. Milazzo, F. Mingrone, M. Mirea, S. Montesano, A. Musumarra, R. Nolte, F. Palomo-Pinto, C. Paradela, N. Patronis, A. Pavlik, J. Perkowski, I. Porras-Sanchez, J. Praena, J. M. Quesada, T. Rauscher, R. Reifarth, A. Riego-Perez, M. Robles, C. Rubbia, J. Ryan, M. Sabaté-Gilarte, A. Saxena, S. Schmidt, D. Schumann, P. Sedyshev, G. Smith, P. Steinegger, S. V. Suryanarayana, G. Tagliente, J. L. Tain, A. Tarifeõ-Saldivia, L. Tassan-Got, V. Valenta, G. Vannini, V. Variale, P. Vaz, A. Ventura, V. Vlachoudis, A. Wallner, S. Warren, C. Weiss, M. Weigand, T. Wright, P. Žugec

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The accurate knowledge of neutron cross-sections of a variety of plutonium isotopes and other minor actinides, such as neptunium, americium and curium, is crucial for feasibility and performance studies of advanced nuclear systems (Generation-IV reactors, Accelerator Driven Systems). In this context, the 240Pu(n,f) cross-section was measured with the time-of-flight technique at the CERN n-TOF facility at incident neutron energies ranging from thermal to several MeV. The present measurement is the first to have been performed at n-TOF's newly commissioned Experimental Area II (EAR-2), which is located at the end of an 18 m neutron beam-line and features a neutron fluence that is 25-30 times higher with respect to the existing 185 m flight-path (EAR-1), as well as stronger suppression of sample-induced backgrounds, due to the shorter times-of-flight involved. Preliminary results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789290834182
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2015
Event14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015 - Varenna, Italy
Duration: 15 Jun 201519 Jun 2015


Conference14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015


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