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Correlated Neutron Emissions from 252Cf

Sara A. Pozzi, Brian Wieger, Andreas Enqvist, Shaun D. Clarke, Marek Flaska, Matthew Marcath, Edward Larsen, Robert C. Haight, Enrico Padovani

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 178 / Number 2 / October 2014 / Pages 250-260

Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE13-96

This paper presents new experimental results of correlated, prompt neutron emission from the spontaneous fission of 252Cf. Specifically, we present correlated-neutron emission probabilities and average energies for two detected neutrons as a function of the angle between the two neutrons. Experimental results are compared to several Monte Carlo models that include the number, energy, and angular distributions of prompt neutrons from fission.

 
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