Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar
Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs
Surrogate reactions for 241Pu using the NeutronSTARS array
Dr. Tomi Akindele
University of California, Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Department
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM
Boggs Building, Room 3-47
Dr. Anna Erickson
The 241Pu (n,2n) cross section and fission multiplicity as a function of incident neutron energy will be measured for the first time using the surrogate ratio method. Instead of forming a compound nucleus through neutron interactions, inelastic scattering will create the equivalent excited nucleus through 242Pu (a, a’) 242*Pu. The experiment takes place in Cave 4 of the Texas A&M Cyclotron using the recently commissioned NeutronSTARS detection array. This talk will cover the ongoing efforts for the surrogate (n,2n) and fission multiplicity campaign.
Tomi Akindele is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley’s Nuclear Engineering Department. She previously received her B.S. in the same field from Texas A&M University in 2013. Her research is primarily focused on the application of basic physics for nuclear security.