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Radiative neutron capture on 242Pu in the resonance region at the CERN n_TOF-EAR1 facility

Lerendegui-Marco, J; Guerrero, C.; Mendoza, E.; Quesada, J.M.; Eberhardt, K.; Junghans, A R; Krticka, M; Aberle, O; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L; Becares, V; Wallner, Anton


The spent fuel of current nuclear reactors contains fissile plutonium isotopes that can be combined with uranium to make mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. In this way the Pu from spent fuel is used in a new reactor cycle, contributing to the long-term sustainability of nuclear energy. However, an extensive use of MOX fuels, in particular in fast reactors, requires more accurate capture and fission cross sections for some Pu isotopes. In the case of 242Pu there are sizable discrepancies among the existing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review C
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.024605
Access Rights: Open Access


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