The accurate knowledge of relevant nuclear data is crucial for the design of advanced nuclear systems. These data include neutron cross sections of various plutonium isotopes and other minor actinides. The 242Pu(n,f) cross section was measured at the CERN n TOF facility, taking advantage of the wide energy range (from thermal to GeV) and the high instantaneous flux of the neutron beam. Preliminary results for the measurement are presented.
Tsinganis, A. [et al.]. Measurement of the 242Pu(n,f) cross section at the CERN n TOF facility. "Nuclear data sheets", 01 Maig 2014, vol. 119, p. 58-60.