Measurements at n_TOF of the neutron capture cross section of minor actinides relevant to the Nuclear Waste Transmutation

A. Cano-Ott, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts, H. Álvarez, F. Àlvarez-Velarde, S. Andriamonje, J. Andrzejewski, P. Assimakopoulos, L. Audouin, G. Badurek, P. Baumann, F. Bečvář, J. Benlliure, E. Berthoumieux, F. Calviño, R. Capote, A. Carillo de Albornoz, P. Cennini, V. Chepel, E. ChiaveriN. Colonna, G. Cortes, D. Cortina, A. Couture, J. Cox, S. David, R. Dolfini, C. Domingo-Pardo, W. Dridi, I. Duran, M. Embid-Segura, L. Ferrant, A. Ferrari, L. Fitzpatrick, R. Ferreira-Marques, H. Frais-Koelbl, K. Fujii, W. Furman, I. Goncalves, R. Gallino, E. Gonzalez-Romero, A. Goverdovski, F. Gramegna, E. Griesmayer, C. Guerrero, F. Gunsing, B. Haas, R. Haight, M. Heil, A. Herrera-Martinez, M. Igashira, S. Isaev, E. Jericha, Y. Kadi, F. Käppeler, D. Karamanis, D. Karadimos, M. Kerveno, V. Ketlerov, P. Koehler, V. Konovalov, E. Kossionides, M. Krtička, C. Lamboudis, H. Leeb, A. Lindote, I. Lopes, M. Lozano, S. Lukic, J. Marganiec, L. Marques, S. Marrone, P. Mastinu, A. Mengoni, P. M. Milazzo, C. Moreau, M. Mosconi, F. Neves, H. Oberhummer, S. O'Brien, M. Oshima, J. Pancin, C. Papachristodoulou, C. Papadopoulos, T. Papaevangelou, C. Paradela, N. Patronis, A. Pavlik, P. Pavlopoulos, G. Perdikakis, L. Perrot, R. Plag, A. Plompen, A. Plukis, A. Poch, C. Pretel, J. Quesada, T. Rauscher, R. Reifarth, M. Rosetti, C. Rubbia, G. Rudolf, P. Rullhusen, J. Salgado, L. Sarchiapone, C. Stephan, G. Tagliente, J. L. Tain, L. Tassan-Got, L. Tavora, R. Terlizzi, G. Vannini, P. Vaz, A. Ventura, D. Villamarin, M. C. Vincente, V. Vlachoudis, R. Vlastou, F. Voss, H. Wendler, M. Wiescher, K. Wisshak

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Abstract

Accurate and reliable neutron-capture cross-section data for 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 for 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
Pages1442-1445
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2005
EventInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2004Oct 1 2004

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume769
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period09/26/0410/1/04

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