The (234)U neutron capture cross section measurement at the n_TOF facility

C. Lampoudis, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts, H. Alvarez, F. Alvarez-Velarde, S. Andriamonje, J. Andrzejewski, P. Assimakopoulos, L. Audouin, G. Badurek, P. Baumann, F. Becvar, E. Berthoumieux, F. Calvino, M. Calviani, D. Cano-Ott, R. Capote, C. Carrapico, P. Cennini, V. ChepelE. Chiaveri, N. Colonna, G. Cortes, A. Couture, J. Cox, M. Dahlfors, S. David, I. Dillmann, C. Domingo-Pardo, W. Dridi, I. Duran, C. Eleftheriadis, M. Embid-Segura, L. Ferrant, A. Ferrari, R. Ferreira-Marques, K. Fujii, W. Furman, I. Goncalves, E. Gonzalez-Romero, F. Gramegna, C. Guerrero, F. Gunsing, B. Haas, R. Haight, M. Heil, A. Herrera-Martinez, M. Igashira, E. Jericha, T. Rauscher, n TOF Collaboration

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The neutron capture cross-section of (234)U has been measured for energies from thermal up to the keV region in the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF, based on a spallation source located at CERN. A 4 pi BaF(2) array composed of 40 crystals, placed at a distance of 184.9 m from the neutron source, was employed as a total absorption calorimeter (TAC) for detection of the prompt gamma-ray cascade from capture events in the sample. This text describes the experimental setup, all necessary steps followed during the data analysis procedure. Results are presented in the form of R-matrix resonance parameters from fits with the SAMMY code and compared to the evaluated data of ENDF in the relevant energy region, indicating the good performance of the n_TOF facility and the TAC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInt Conf on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
EditorsO. Bersillon, F. Gunsing, E. Bauge, R. Jacqmin, S. Leray
Place of PublicationCEDEX A
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-2-7598-0090-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - Nice, France
Duration: 22 Apr 200727 Apr 2007


ConferenceInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology


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