Indication of anisotropic TKE and mass emission in 234U(n,f)
2012 (English)In: Physics Procedia / [ed] Stephan Oberstedt, 2012, 158-164 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
The neutron-induced fission of 234U has been studied for neutron energies ranging from 200 keV to 5 MeV. Special focus was put around the prominent vibrational resonance in the sub-barrier region around 800 keV incident neutron energy. The aim was to investigate the fission fragment (FF) characteristics and search for fluctuations in energy and mass distributions. The strong angular anisotropy in the case of 234U(n,f) was verified and correlations with changes in energy and mass distributions were found. The TKE around the resonance increases contrary to earlier literature data. Furthermore, the TKE and mass distribution were found to be dependent on emission angle. At the resonance, the TKE was smallest near the 0° emission of the FF. This effect was consistent and coherent with a change in the mass distribution around the resonance. The mass distribution was observed to be less asymmetric near 0° emission. From a fitting analysis based on the Multi-Modal Random Neck-Rupture (MMRNR) model, we found the yield of the standard-1 mode increasing around the resonance. Because the TKE is increasing at larger angles and the mass distribution becomes more symmetric also at larger angles, we conclude that this behavior is due to an increase of the standard-1 mode at these larger angles. Based on the formalism of MMRNR, such difference in angular distribution may be an indication of a different outer barrier height for the standard-1 and standard-2 modes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 158-164 p.
, Physics Procedia, ISSN 1875-3892 ; 31
Fission, U-234, Neutron
Research subject Physics with specialization in Applied Nuclear Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185303DOI: 10.1016/j.phpro.2012.04.021ISI: 000309656300020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-185303DiVA: diva2:571224
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