CALCULATED TIME-DEPENDENT DELAYED NEUTRON GROUP YIELDS FOR THERMAL-NEUTRON FISSION OF URANIUM-235.

D. R. Alexander, Y. K. Peng

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Abstract

The time-dependent unseparated six delayed neutron group yields are calculated for thermal-neutron fission of **2**3**5U. These calculations are based on a recent reference set of delayed neutron precursors, available fission data, and fission systematics. The unseparated calculated time-dependent group yields are compared with separated group yields (groups based on half-life values) and the experimental unseparated group yields. The comparisons indicate the magnitude of the error involved when separated group yields are used for evaluating the accuracy of delayed neutron data. A total delayed neutron yield of 160. 62 plus or minus 11. 52 per 10**4 fissions was obtained for thermal-neutron fission of **2**3**5U.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-191
Number of pages8
JournalNucl Sci Eng
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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