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Fast neutron capture reaction data measurement of minor actinides for development of nuclear transmutation systems

Katabuchi, Tatsuya*; Iwamoto, Osamu ; Hori, Junichi*; Kimura, Atsushi  ; Iwamoto, Nobuyuki ; Nakamura, Shoji ; Shibahara, Yuji*; Terada, Kazushi*; Rovira, G.*; Matsuura, Shota*

In 2017, a research project entitled "Study on accuracy improvement of fast-neutron capture reaction data of long-lived MAs for development of nuclear transmutation systems" started as a joint collaboration, including Tokyo Tech, Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Kyoto University. This project focuses on neutron capture reaction of MAs, especially $$^{237}$$Np, $$^{241}$$Am and $$^{243}$$Am, in the fast neutron energy region. The final goal of this project is to improve the neutron capture cross sections of $$^{237}$$Np, $$^{241}$$Am and $$^{243}$$Am employing a high-intensity neutron beam from a spallation source of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) that reduces uncertainties of measurement. In this contribution, the overview of the project and the current progress will be presented.

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