Measurement of fission products β decay properties using a total absorption spectrometer

A. A. Zakari-Issoufou, A. Porta, M. Fallot, A. Algora, J. L. Tain, E. Valencia, S. Rice, J. Agramunt, J. Äystö, M. Bowry, V. M. Bui, R. Caballero-Folch, D. Cano-Ott, V. Eloma, E. Estévez, G. F. Farrelly, A. Garcia, W. Gelletly, M. B. Gomez-Hornillos, V. GorlychevJ. Hakala, A. Jokinen, M. D. Jordan, A. Kankainen, F. G. Kondev, T. Martinez, E. Mendoza, F. Molina, I. Moore, A. Perez, Zs Podolyak, H. Penttilä, P. H. Regan, J. Rissanen, B. Rubio, C. Weber

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Abstract

In a nuclear reactor, the decay of fission fragments is at the origin of decay heat and antineutrino flux. These quantities are not well known while they are very important for reactor safety and for our understanding of neutrino physics. One reason for the discrepancies observed in the estimation of the decay heat and antineutrinos flux coming from reactors could be linked with the Pandemonium effect. New measurements have been performed at the JYFL facility of Jyväskylä with a Total Absorption Spectrometer (TAS) in order to circumvent this effect. An overview of the TAS technique and first results from the 2009 measurement campaign will be presented. © Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2013.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventEPJ Web of Conferences -
Duration: 14 Apr 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceEPJ Web of Conferences
Period14/04/14 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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