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European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei 47 (2012) 160
Measurement of the neutron-induced fission cross-section of 243Am relative to 235U from 0.5 to 20 MeV
F. Belloni, G. Aerts1, S. Andriamonje1, E. Berthoumieux1, J. Pancin1, L. Perrot1, P. Baumann2, M. Kerveno2, S. Lukic2, G. Rudolf2, B. Haas3, P. Pavlopoulos4, C. Stephan5, L. Tassan-Got5
For the TOF collaboration(s)

The ratio of the neutron-induced fission cross-sections of 243Am and 235U was measured in the energy range from 0.5 to 20 MeV with uncertainties of ≈ 4%. The experiment was performed at the CERN n_TOF facility using a fast ionization chamber. With the good counting statistics that could be achieved thanks to the high instantaneous flux and the low backgrounds, the present results are useful for resolving discrepancies in previous data sets and are important for future reactors with improved fuel burn-up.
1:  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
2:  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
3:  CENBG - Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan
4:  Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
5:  IPNO - Institut de Physique Nucléaire d'Orsay
Physics/Nuclear Experiment