Accurate and reliable neutron-capture cross-section data far actinides are necessary for the proper design, safety regulation, and precise performance assessment of transmutation devices such as Fast Critical Reactors or Accelerator Driven Systems. In particular, the neutron-capture cross sections of 237Np, 240Pu, and 243Am play a key role in the design and optimization of a strategy far the Nuclear Waste Transmutation. The listed cross sections have been measured in 2004 at n_TOF with a high accuracy due to a combination of features unique in the world: high instantaneous neutron fluence and excellent energy resolution of the n_TOF facility, innovative Data Acquisition System based on flash ADCs, and the use of a high-performance BaF2 Total Absorption Calorimeter as a detection device.

Measurements at n_TOF ofthe Neutron Capture Cross Section of Minor Actinides Relevant to the Nuclear Waste Transmutation

Ventura, A.
2004-09-26

Abstract

Accurate and reliable neutron-capture cross-section data far actinides are necessary for the proper design, safety regulation, and precise performance assessment of transmutation devices such as Fast Critical Reactors or Accelerator Driven Systems. In particular, the neutron-capture cross sections of 237Np, 240Pu, and 243Am play a key role in the design and optimization of a strategy far the Nuclear Waste Transmutation. The listed cross sections have been measured in 2004 at n_TOF with a high accuracy due to a combination of features unique in the world: high instantaneous neutron fluence and excellent energy resolution of the n_TOF facility, innovative Data Acquisition System based on flash ADCs, and the use of a high-performance BaF2 Total Absorption Calorimeter as a detection device.
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