Neutron Capture Measurements on Minor Actinides at the n_TOF Facility at CERN: Past, Present and Future

D. Cano-Ott, F. Alvarez-Velarde, E. Gonzalez-Romero, C. Guerrero, T. Martinez, E. Mendoza, D. Villamarin, M. C. Vicente, U. Abbondanno, N. Colonna, M. H. Meaze, S. Marrone, G. Tagliente, R. Terlizzi, F. Belloni, K. Fujii, P. M. Milazzo, C. Moreau, S. Andriamonje, M. CalvianiE. Chiaveri, Y. Kadi, V. Vlachoudis, J. Andrzejewski, J. Marganiec, P. Assimakopoulos, D. Karadimos, D. Karamanis, C. Papachristodoulou, N. Patronis, L. Audouin, S. David, L. Ferrant, S. Isaev, C. Stephan, L. Tassan-Got, G. Badurek, E. Jericha, H. Leeb, H. Oberhummer, M. T. Pigni, P. Baumann, M. Kerveno, S. Lukic, G. Rudolf, F. Becvar, M. Krticka, F. Calvino, H. Frais-Koelbl, T. Rauscher, n TOF Collaboration

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The successful development of advanced nuclear systems for sustainable energy production and nuclear waste management depends on high quality nuclear data libraries. Recent sensitivity studies and reports [1-3] have identified the need for substantially improving the accuracy of neutron cross-section data for minor actinides. The n_TOF collaboration has initiated an ambitious experimental program for the measurement of neutron capture cross sections of minor actinides. Two experimental setups have been constructed for this purpose: a Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) [4] for measuring neutron capture cross-sections of low-mass and/or radioactive samples and a set of two low neutron sensitivity C(6)D(6) detectors for the less radioactive materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1809-1812
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2011


  • Neutron capture
  • Plutonium
  • Nuclear waste
  • Accelerator driven system
  • Nuclear data
  • Generation IV
  • Total Absorption Calorimeter
  • n_TOF
  • Americium
  • Barium fluoride
  • Actinides
  • ADS
  • Cross section
  • TAC
  • Transmutation
  • Uranium
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear reactor


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