Analysis of Electron and Antineutrino Energy Spectra from Fissile Samples under Irradiation based on Gross Theory of Beta-decay

T. Yoshida, Takahiro Tachibana, S. Chiba

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We applied the gross theory of β-decay to calculate the reactor electron and antineutrino (${{\rm{\bar \nu}}-{\rm{e}}}$) spectra emitted from 235,238U and 239,241Pu by summing up all the contributions from a large number of decaying fission-products (FPs). We make it clear what kinds of transition types and FP nuclides are important to shape the lepton spectra. After taking the ambiguity in the current data for fission yields and Qβ-values into account, we suggested a possibility that the high-energy part of the widely referred electron-spectra by Schreckenbach et al., almost only one experimental data set available now, might possibly be too low. Arguments on a special role of the odd(Z)-odd(N) nuclides and on the consistency between U-238 and other fissiles in the experimental data lead to the importance of a new and independent measurement of electron energy spectra which could be converted into the reactor ${{\rm{\bar \nu}}-{\rm{e}}}$ spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10002
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 21


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