Neutron induced fission fragment angular distributions and momentum transfer measured with the NIFFTE fission time projection chamber
Nuclear fission is the process by which a large nucleus splits into two heavy fragments and is often induced by an incident neutron. Understanding the probability by which an incident neutron will cause fission, i.e. the neutron induced fission cross section, is an important input into fission applications such as nuclear energy and stockpile stewardship. The Neutron Induced Fission Fragment Tracking Experiment (NIFFTE) Collaboration built a fission time projection chamber (fissionTPC) to study the fission process in a novel way in the hopes of achieving unprecedented precision on fission cross ...
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