Jun 11 – 15, 2018
Villa Monastero
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An Unexpected Energy Evolution of the Fission-Product Yields from Neutron-Induced Fission of 235U, 238U, and 239Pu

Jun 12, 2018, 9:00 AM
Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero

Varenna (Italy)
Fission Fission


Dr Anton Tonchev (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory )


High-precision measurements of the fission product yields of 235U, 238U, and 239Pu using monoenergetic neutrons between 0.5 and 14.8 MeV have been performed to study the energy dependence. The results confirm the progression towards symmetric fission at higher incident neutron energy, i.e., 14.8 MeV. However, at lower energies (En < ~4 MeV) the experimental data reveal a peculiar energy dependence of some of the fission-product yields from neutron-induced fission of 239Pu: a positive slope up to about 4-5 MeV which then turns negative as the incident neutron energy increases. This latter finding at low-energy is in conflict with present theoretical predictions. New experimental cumulative and short-lived fission-product yield data will be presented at fast neutron induced fission.

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Dr Anton Tonchev (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory )

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