The European Physical Journal A

, 49:2

Measurement of the neutron-induced fission cross-section of 241Am at the time-of-flight facility n_TOF

Authors

  • F. Belloni
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • M. Calviani
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
    • CERN
  • N. Colonna
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • P. Mastinu
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
  • P. M. Milazzo
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • U. Abbondanno
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • G. Aerts
    • CEAIrfu
  • H. Álvarez
    • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • F. Alvarez-Velarde
    • Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Technologicas
  • S. Andriamonje
    • CEAIrfu
  • J. Andrzejewski
    • University of Lodz
  • L. Audouin
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • G. Badurek
    • Atominstitut der Österreichischen UniversitätenTechnische Universität Wien
  • M. Barbagallo
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • P. Baumann
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IReS
  • F. Bečvář
    • Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in Prague
  • E. Berthoumieux
    • CEAIrfu
  • F. Calviño
    • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • D. Cano-Ott
    • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • R. Capote
    • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)NAPC/Nuclear Data Section
    • Universidad de Sevilla
  • C. Carrapiço
    • Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN)
  • P. Cennini
    • CERN
  • V. Chepel
    • LIP - Coimbra & Departamento de Fisica da Universidade de Coimbra
  • E. Chiaveri
    • CERN
  • G. Cortes
    • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • A. Couture
    • University of Notre Dame
  • J. Cox
    • University of Notre Dame
  • M. Dahlfors
    • CERN
  • S. David
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IReS
  • I. Dillmann
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • C. Domingo-Pardo
    • Instituto de Física CorpuscularCSIC-Universidad de Valencia
  • W. Dridi
    • CEAIrfu
  • I. Duran
    • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • C. Eleftheriadis
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • M. Embid-Segura
    • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • A. Ferrari
    • CERN
  • R. Ferreira-Marques
    • LIP - Coimbra & Departamento de Fisica da Universidade de Coimbra
  • K. Fujii
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • W. Furman
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchFrank Laboratory of Neutron Physics
  • I. Goncalves
    • Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN)
  • E. Gonzalez-Romero
    • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • A. Goverdovski
    • Institute of Physics and Power Engineering
  • F. Gramegna
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
  • C. Guerrero
    • Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Technologicas
  • F. Gunsing
    • CEAIrfu
  • B. Haas
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - CENBG
  • R. Haight
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • M. Heil
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • A. Herrera-Martinez
    • CERN
  • M. Igashira
    • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • E. Jericha
    • Atominstitut der Österreichischen UniversitätenTechnische Universität Wien
  • F. Käppeler
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • Y. Kadi
    • CERN
  • D. Karadimos
    • University of Ioannina
  • D. Karamanis
    • University of Ioannina
  • M. Kerveno
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IReS
  • P. Koehler
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • E. Kossionides
    • NCSR
  • M. Krtička
    • Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in Prague
  • C. Lamboudis
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • H. Leeb
    • Atominstitut der Österreichischen UniversitätenTechnische Universität Wien
  • A. Lindote
    • LIP - Coimbra & Departamento de Fisica da Universidade de Coimbra
  • I. Lopes
    • LIP - Coimbra & Departamento de Fisica da Universidade de Coimbra
  • M. Lozano
    • Universidad de Sevilla
  • S. Lukic
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IReS
  • J. Marganiec
    • University of Lodz
  • S. Marrone
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • T. Martínez
    • Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Technologicas
  • C. Massimi
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna
  • M. H. Meaze
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • A. Mengoni
    • CERN
    • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)NAPC/Nuclear Data Section
  • C. Moreau
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • M. Mosconi
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • F. Neves
    • LIP - Coimbra & Departamento de Fisica da Universidade de Coimbra
  • H. Oberhummer
    • Atominstitut der Österreichischen UniversitätenTechnische Universität Wien
  • S. O’Brien
    • University of Notre Dame
  • C. Papachristodoulou
    • University of Ioannina
  • C. Papadopoulos
    • National Technical University of Athens
  • C. Paradela
    • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • N. Patronis
    • University of Ioannina
  • A. Pavlik
    • Institut für Fakultät für PhysikUniversität Wien
  • P. Pavlopoulos
    • Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
  • L. Perrot
    • CEAIrfu
  • M. T. Pigni
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • R. Plag
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • A. Plompen
    • CEC-JRC-IRMM
  • A. Plukis
    • CEAIrfu
  • A. Poch
    • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • J. Praena
    • Universidad de Sevilla
  • C. Pretel
    • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • J. Quesada
    • Universidad de Sevilla
  • T. Rauscher
    • Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Basel
  • R. Reifarth
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • M. Rosetti
    • ENEA
  • C. Rubbia
    • Università degli Studi di Pavia
  • G. Rudolf
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IReS
  • P. Rullhusen
    • CEC-JRC-IRMM
  • J. Salgado
    • Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN)
  • C. Santos
    • Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN)
  • L. Sarchiapone
    • CERN
  • I. Savvidis
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • C. Stephan
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IPN
  • G. Tagliente
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • J. L. Tain
    • Instituto de Física CorpuscularCSIC-Universidad de Valencia
  • D. Tarrio
    • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • L. Tassan-Got
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/IN2P3 - IPN
  • L. Tavora
    • Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN)
  • R. Terlizzi
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
  • G. Vannini
    • Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bologna
  • P. Vaz
    • Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN)
  • A. Ventura
    • ENEA
  • D. Villamarin
    • Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Technologicas
  • M. C. Vincente
    • Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Technologicas
  • V. Vlachoudis
    • CERN
  • R. Vlastou
    • National Technical University of Athens
  • F. Voss
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • S. Walter
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
  • M. Wiescher
    • University of Notre Dame
  • K. Wisshak
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus NordInstitut für Kernphysik
Open AccessRegular Article - Experimental Physics

DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2013-13002-3

Cite this article as:
Belloni, F., Calviani, M., Colonna, N. et al. Eur. Phys. J. A (2013) 49: 2. doi:10.1140/epja/i2013-13002-3

Abstract.

The neutron-induced fission cross-section of 241Am has been measured relative to the standard fission cross-section of 235U between 0.5 and 20MeV. The experiment was performed at the CERN n_TOF facility. Fission fragments were detected by a fast ionization chamber by discriminating against the \(\alpha\)-particles from the high radioactivity of the samples. The high instantaneous neutron flux and the low background of the n_TOF facility enabled us to obtain uncertainties of \( \approx\) 5%. With the present results it was possible to resolve discrepancies between previous data sets and to confirm current evaluations, thus providing important information for design studies of future reactors with improved fuel burn-up.

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