Force—erica Becvar

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We have measured the neutron capture and fission cross section of 233 U at the neutron time-of-flight facility n TOF at CERN in the energy range from 1 eV to 1 MeV with high accuracy by using a high performance 4π BaF 2 Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) as a detection device. The method, based on the TAC energy response study, allowing to disentangle(More)
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The 238 U to 235 U fission cross section ratio has been determined at n_TOF up to ≈1 GeV, with two different detection systems, in different geometrical configurations. A total of four datasets has been collected and compared. They are all consistent to each other within the relative systematic uncertainty of 3–4%. The data collected at n_TOF have been(More)
Neutron capture cross sections of actinides are of great relevance for the Transmutation of Nuclear Waste in Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) and Generation-IV reactors. The neutron capture cross sections of 237 Np and 240 Pu were measured at the n TOF facility with a Total Absorption Calorimeter. The data have been analyzed with the SAMMY code. The(More)
  • C. Lampoudis, U. Abbondanno, +36 authors C. Guerrero
  • 2008
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 4π 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(More)
The (158)Gd(n,γ)(159)Gd reaction was studied at 12 isolated neutron resonances by the TOF method at the IBR-30 Fast Pulse Reactor at JINR Dubna. Totally 15 secondary γ transitions in (159)Gd were recorded in the range from 450 keV to 750 keV. Of these, six previously unseen transitions were placed on the established (159)Gd level scheme. The depopulation of(More)
Nuclear data in general, and neutron-induced reaction cross sections in particular, are important for a wide variety of research fields. They play a key role in the safety and criticality assessment of nuclear technology, not only for existing power reactors but also for radiation dosimetry, medical applications, the transmutation of nuclear waste,(More)
The measurement of the capture cross-section of fissile elements, of utmost importance for the design of innovative nuclear reactors and the management of nuclear waste, faces particular difficulties related to the γ-ray background generated in the competing fission reactions. At the CERN neutron time-of-flight facility n TOF we have combined the Total(More)
Neutron resonance spectroscopy plays an important role in the investigation of neutron induced reaction cross sections and nuclear structure in the MeV excitation range. Neutron time-of-flight facilities are the most used installations to explore neutron resonances. In this paper we describe the basic features of neutron resonance spectroscopy together with(More)
The 58 Ni(n, γ) cross section has been measured at the neutron time of flight facility n TOF at CERN, in the energy range from 27 meV up to 400 keV. In total, 51 resonances have been analyzed up to 122 keV. Maxwellian averaged cross sections (MACS) have been calculated for stellar temperatures of kT = 5 − 100 keV with uncertainties of less than 6%, showing(More)