Journal of the Korean Physical Society

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J. Korean Phy. Soc. 2011; 59(2(3)): 1809-1812

Published online August 12, 2011     https://doi.org/10.3938/jkps.59.1809

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Neutron Capture Measuremetns on Minor Actinides at the n_TOF Facility at CERN: Past, Present and Future

D. Cano-Ott, F. Alvarez-Velarde, E. GonzaLez-Romero, C. Guerrero, T. Martinez, E. Mendoza, D. Villamarin, M. C. Vicente, U. Abbondanno, N. Colonna, M. H. Meaze, S. Marrone, G. Tagliente, R. Terlizzi, F. Belloni, K. Fujii, P. M. Milazzo, C. Moreau, S. Andriamonje, G. Tagliente, R. Terlizzi, F. Belloni, K. Fujii, P. M. Milazzo, C. Moreau, S. Andriamonje, M. Calviani, E. Chiaveri, Y. Kadi, V. Vlachoudis, J. Andrzejewski, J. Marganiec, P. Assimakopoulos, D. Karadimos, D. Karamanis, C. Papachristodoulou, N. Patronis, L. Audouin, S. David, L. Ferrant, S. Isaev, C. Stephan, L. Tassan-Got, G. Badurek, E. Jericha, H. Leeb, H. Oberhummer, M. T. Pigni, P. Baumann, M. Kerveno, S. Lukic, G. Rudolf, F. Becvar, M. Krticka, F. Calvino, H. Frais-Koelbl, E. Griesmayer, R. Capote, M. Lozano, J. Quesada, A. Mengoni, A. Carrillo De Albornoz, L. Marques, J. Salgado, L. Tavora, P. Vaz, P. Cennini, M. Dahlfors, A. Ferrari, F. Gramegna, A. Herrera-Martinez, P. Mastinu, J. Praena, L. Sarchiapone, H. Wendler, V. Chepel, R. Ferreira-Marques, I. Goncalves, A. J. Praena, L. Sarchiapone, H. Wendler, V. Chepel, R. Ferreira-Marques, I. Goncalves, A. Lindote, I. Lopes, F. Neves, G. Aerts, E. Berthoumieux, W. Dridi, F. Gunsing, J. Pancin, L. Perrot, A. Plukis, C. Lampoudis, G. Cortes, A. Poch, C. Pretel, A. Couture, J. Cox, S. O'Brien, M. Wiescher, I. Dillman, M. Heil, F. Kappeler, M. Mosconi, R. Plag, F. Plag, S. Walter, K. Wisshak, R. Dolfini, C. Rubbia, C. Domingo-Pardo, J. L. Tain, C. Eleftheriadis, I. Savvidis, W. Furman, V. Konovalov, A. Goverdovski, V. Ketlerov, H. Alvarez, I. Duran, C. Paradela, B. Haas, R. Haight, R. Reifarth, M. Igashira, P. Koehler, E. Kossionides, C. Massimi, G. Vannini, M. Oshima, C. Papadopoulos, R. Vlastou, A. Pavlik, P. Pavlopoulos, A. Plompen, P. Rullhusen, T. Rauscher, M. Rosetti, A. Ventura

Abstract

The successful development of advanced nuclear systems for sustainable energy production and nuclear waste management depends on high quality nuclear data libraries. Recent sensitivity studies and reports [1][2][3] have identified the need for substantially improving the accuracy of neutron cross-section data for minor actinides. The n_TOF collaboration has initiated an ambitious experimental program for the measurement of neutron capture cross sections of minor actinides. Two experimental setups have been constructed for this purpose: a Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC) [4] for measuring neutron capture cross-sections of low-mass and/or radioactive samples and a set of two low neutron sensitivity C6D6 detectors for the less radioactive materials.

Keywords: accelerator driven system, n_TOF, Total Absorption Calorimeter, TAC, neutron capture, cross section, nuclear waste, transmutation, Generation IV, ADS, nuclear reactor, nuclear energy, nuclear data, barium fluoride, actinides, plutonium, americium, uranium