Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 086
Number of page(s) 4
Section Fission studies
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07505

Influence of fission modes on prompt neutron characteristics in the neutron-induced fission of 235U

P. Talou

CEA/DEN/DER/SPRC/Laboratoire d'Études de Physique, Cadarache, France

Published online: 21 May 2008

The de-excitation of the fission fragments formed in the neutron-induced fission of 235U, for incident energies from 0.5 to 6.0 MeV, is simulated numerically. Neutrons are emitted sequentially from a Weisskopf spectrum with a temperature set by previous neutron emissions. The complete decay chain is followed until a fission product is formed and no further neutron emission is allowed energetically. Detailed results are obtained, such as the average prompt neutron multiplicity as a function of the fragment mass and the total kinetic energy $\bar{\nu} $(A,TKE) and the multiplicity distribution P(ν). An interpretation in terms of fission modes is proposed.

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