Preliminary results from the first experiment using the LICORNE neutron source at the IPN Orsay are presented. Prompt fission gamma rays from fast-neutron induced fission of 238U, 232Th and 235U were detected. Thick samples of around 50g of 238U and 232Th are used for the first part of the experiment. An ionisation chamber containing ∼ 10 mg samples of 238U and 235U to provide a fission trigger is used for the second part of the experiment. Gamma rays have been detected using 17 high efficiency BaF2 detectors and 6 LaBr3 scintillator detectors.
Lebois, M., Wilson, J. N., Halipré, P., Leniau, B., Matea, I., Oberstedt, A., … Verney, D. (2014). Prompt γ-rays from the fast neutron induced fission on 235, 238U and 232Th. In Physics Procedia (Vol. 59, pp. 37–41). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2014.10.006