Numerical Application to 240Pu Fission

  • Walid Younes
  • Daniel Marc Gogny
  • Jean-François Berger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 950)


In this chapter we apply the formalism described in the remainder of the book to the calculation of fission fragment properties following the induced fission of 240Pu. Fragment mass distributions are obtained for the \(^{239}\mathrm{Pu}\left (n,f\right )\) from thermal up to 5 MeV in incident neutron energy. Total kinetic and excitation energies as a function of mass number are calculated for the fragments for thermal incident neutrons.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walid Younes
    • 1
  • Daniel Marc Gogny
    • 2
  • Jean-François Berger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratLivermoreUSA
  3. 3.Centre DAM-Ile de FranceRetired from Commissariat à l’Energie AtomiqueBruyères-le-Châtel, ArpajonFrance

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