Monte Carlo simulation for fragment mass and kinetic energy distributions from the neutron-induced fission of 235U

M. Montoya, E. Saettone, J. Rojas

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Abstract

The mass and kinetic energy distribution of nuclear fragments from the thermal neutron-induced fission of 235U have been studied using a Monte Carlo simulation. Besides reproducing the pronounced broadening on the standard deviation of the final fragment kinetic energy distribution (σe(m)) around the mass number m = 109, our simulation also produces a second broadening around m = 125 that is in agreement with the experimental data obtained by Belhafaf et al. These results are a consequence of the characteristics of the neutron emission, the variation in the primary fragment mean kinetic energy, and the yield as a function of the mass.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Mexicana de Fisica
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

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