Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 176 / Number 1 / January 2014 / Pages 106-113
Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE12-78
The yields of various fission products in the neutron-induced fission of 232Th have been determined a using recoil catcher and off-line gamma-ray spectrometric technique with flux-averaged energies of 5.42, 7.75, and 10.09 MeV. The neutrons were generated using the 7Li(p,n) reaction at the BARC-TIFR [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre–Tata Institute of Fundamental Research] Pelletron facility, Mumbai, India. The fission product–yield data in the 10.09-MeV neutron-induced fission of 232Th are determined for the first time. The yields of the different fission products in the neutron-induced fission of 232Th with flux-averaged energies of 5.42 and 7.75 MeV from the present work have been compared with similar data of comparable neutron energy from the literature and are found to be in good agreement. The effect of nuclear structure on fission product yields as a function of neutron energy has been examined.