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The 236U(n, f) cross section was measured for the first time at the high-flux reactor of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, yielding a value of 0.3+/-1 mb. This means that 1.3mb, which is about two orders of magnitude lower than previously adopted. This result was obtained by combining a highly enriched 236U sample with a very clean neutron beam. The new value is compatible with the latest fission resonance data and with the subthreshold character of the thermal neutron induced fission of 236U.

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Authors: WAGEMANS C, University of Gent (BE);SEROT O, IRMM, JRC-Geel;GELTENBORT P, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (FR);ZIMMER O, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Science and Engineering - The International Research Journal of the American Nuclear Society (1999)
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