Measurement of fast neutron induced fission cross section for actinide nuclides

Mamoru Baba, Naohiro Hirakawa, Tomohiko Iwasaki, Kazutaka Kanda

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Neutron induced fission cross sections relative to 236U have been measured for ten actinide nuclides:232Th,233U,234U,236U,288U,2S7Np,239Pu,240Pu,242Pu and243Am. The energy ranges measured are 0.5∼7 MeV and around 14 MeV except for a few cases. A back to back fission chamber with 10-170 jug/cm2 thick sample foil is used. The methods of the determination of number of atoms and the fission rate measurement, the corrections applied in obtaining the cross section ratio are briefly described. The results are compared with JENDL-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan


  • Americium 243
  • Back-to-back fission chamber
  • Compalative evaluations
  • Experimental data
  • Fission cross sections
  • JENDL-2
  • Mono-energetic fast neutrons
  • Neptunium 237
  • Plutonium 239
  • Plutonium 240
  • Plutonium 242
  • Relative measurement
  • Thorium 232
  • Uranium 233
  • Uranium 234
  • Uranium 235
  • Uranium 236
  • Uranium 238

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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