Measurement of the 244Cm and 246Cm neutron-induced capture cross sections at the n_TOF facility

EPJ Web of Conferences. 2019;211:03008 DOI 10.1051/epjconf/201921103008

 

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Journal Title: EPJ Web of Conferences

ISSN: 2100-014X (Online)

Publisher: EDP Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Science: Physics

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Alcayne V. (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT))
Kimura A. (Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA))
Mendoza E. (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT))
Cano-Ott D. (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT))
Martínez T. (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT))
Aberle O. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Andrzejewski J. (University of Lodz)
Audouin L. (Institut de Physique Nucléaire, CNRS-IN2P3, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay)
Bécares V. (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT))
Bacak M.
Barbagallo M. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Trieste)
Becčvář F. (Charles University, Prague)
Bellia G.
Berthoumieux E. (CEA Irfu, Université Paris-Saclay)
Billowes J. (University of Manchester)
Bosnar D. (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb)
Brown A. (University of York)
Busso M.
Caamaño M. (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Caballero-Ontanaya L. (Instituto de Física Corpuscular, CSIC - Universidad de Valencia)
Calviño F. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Calviani M. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Casanovas A. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Cerutti F. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Chen Y. H. (Institut de Physique Nucléaire, CNRS-IN2P3, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay)
Chiaveri E.
Colonna N. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari)
Cortés G. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Cortés-Giraldo M. A. (Universidad de Sevilla)
Cosentino L. (INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud)
Cristallo S.
Damone L. A.
Diakaki M.
Dietz M. (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
Domingo-Pardo C. (Instituto de Física Corpuscular, CSIC - Universidad de Valencia)
Dressler R. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Dupont E. (CEA Irfu, Université Paris-Saclay)
Durán I. (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Eleme Z. (University of Ioannina)
Fernández-Domínguez B. (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Ferrari A. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Finocchiaro P. (INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud)
Furman V. (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR))
Göbel K. (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Gawlik A. (University of Lodz)
Gilardoni S. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Glodariu T. (Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering)
Gonçalves I. F. (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon)
González-Romero E. (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT))
Guerrero C. (Universidad de Sevilla)
Gunsing F. (CEA Irfu, Université Paris-Saclay)
Harada H. (Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA))
Heinitz S. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Heyse J. (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Geel)
Jenkins D. G. (University of York)
Käppeler F. (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus North, IKP)
Kadi Y. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Katabuchi T. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Kivel N. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Knapova I. (Charles University, Prague)
Kokkoris M. (National Technical University of Athens)
Kopatch Y. (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR))
Krtička M. (Charles University, Prague)
Kurtulgil D. (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Ladarescu I. (Instituto de Física Corpuscular, CSIC - Universidad de Valencia)
Lederer-Woods C. (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
Lerendegui-Marco J. (Universidad de Sevilla)
Meo S. Lo
Lonsdale S. J. (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
Macina D. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Manna A.
Masi A. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Massimi C.
Mastinu P. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Legnaro)
Mastromarco M. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Matteucci F.
Maugeri E. A. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Mazzone A.
Mengoni A. (Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie (ENEA),)
Michalopoulou V. (National Technical University of Athens)
Milazzo P. M. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Trieste)
Mingrone F. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Musumarra A.
Negret A. (Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering)
Nolte R. (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB))
Ogállar F. (University of Granada)
Oprea A. (Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering)
Patronis N. (University of Ioannina)
Pavlik A. (University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics)
Perkowski J. (University of Lodz)
Persanti L.
Porras I. (University of Granada)
Praena J. (University of Granada)
Quesada J. M. (Universidad de Sevilla)
Radeck D. (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB))
Ramos-Doval D. (Institut de Physique Nucléaire, CNRS-IN2P3, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay)
Rauscher T.
Reifarth R. (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Rochman D. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Sabaté-Gilarte M.
Saxena A. (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC))
Schillebeeckx P. (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Geel)
Schumann D. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Simone S. (INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud)
Smith A. G. (University of Manchester)
Sosnin N. V. (University of Manchester)
Stamatopoulos A. (National Technical University of Athens)
Tagliente G. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari)
Tain J. L. (Instituto de Física Corpuscular, CSIC - Universidad de Valencia)
Talip T. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Tarifeño-Saldivia A. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Tassan-Got L.
Tsinganis A. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Ulrich J. (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villingen)
Urlass S.
Valenta S. (Charles University, Prague)
Vannini G.
Variale V. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari)
Vaz P. (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon)
Ventura A. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
Vescovi D.
Vlachoudis V. (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Vlastou R. (National Technical University of Athens)
Wallner A. (Australian National University)
Woods P. J. (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
Wright T. (University of Manchester)
Žugec P. (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb)

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Abstract | Full Text

The neutron capture reactions of the 244Cm and 246Cm isotopes open the path for the formation of heavier Cm isotopes and heavier elements such as Bk and Cf in a nuclear reactor. In addition, both isotopes belong to the minor actinides with a large contribution to the decay heat and to the neutron emission in irradiated fuels. There are only two previous 244Cm and 246Cm capture cross section measurements: one in 1969 using a nuclear explosion [1] and the most recent data measured at J-PARC in 2010 [2]. The data for both isotopes are very scarce due to the difficulties in performing the measurements: high intrinsic activity of the samples and limited facilities capable of providing isotopically enriched samples. We have measured both neutron capture cross sections at the n_TOF Experimental Area 2 (EAR-2) with three C6 D6 detectors and also at Area 1 (EAR-1) with the TAC. Preliminary results assessing the quality and limitations (back-ground subtraction, measurement technique and counting statistics) of this new experimental datasets are presented and discussed.