Plompen, A. J. M.*; Cabellos, O.*; De Saint Jean, C.*; Fleming, M.*; Algora, A.*; Angelone, M.*; Archier, P.*; Bauge, E.*; Bersillon, O.*; Blokhin, A.*; et al.
European Physical Journal A, 56(7), p.181_1 - 181_108, 2020/07
The Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion nuclear data library 3.3 is described. New evaluations for neutron-induced interactions with the major actinides U, U and Pu, on Am and Na, Ni, Cr, Cu, Zr, Cd, Hf, W, Au, Pb and Bi are presented. It includes new fission yileds, prompt fission neutron spectra and average number of neutrons per fission. In addition, new data for radioactive decay, thermal neutron scattering, gamma-ray emission, neutron activation, delayed neutrons and displacement damage are presented. JEFF-3.3 was complemented by files from the TENDL project. The libraries for photon, proton, deuteron, triton, helion and alpha-particle induced reactions are from TENDL-2017. The demands for uncertainty quantification in modeling led to many new covariance data. A comparison between results from model calculations using the JEFF-3.3 library and those from benchmark experiments for criticality, delayed neutron yields, shielding and decay heat, reveals that JEFF-3.3 is excellent for a wide range of nuclear technology applications, in particular nuclear energy.
Dioguardi, A. P.*; Yasuoka, Hiroshi*; Thomas, S. M.*; Sakai, Hironori; Cary, S. K.*; Kozimor, S. A.*; Albrecht-Schmitt, T. E.*; Choi, H. C.*; Zhu, J.-X.*; Thompson, J. D.*; et al.
Physical Review B, 99(3), p.035104_1 - 035104_6, 2019/01
We present a detailed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study of Pu in bulk and powdered single-crystal plutonium tetraboride (PuB), which has recently been investigated as a potential correlated topological insulator. The Pu NMR spectra are consistent with axial symmetry of the shift tensor showing for the first time that Pu NMR can be observed in an anisotropic environment and up to room temperature. The temperature dependence of the Pu shift, combined with a relatively long spin-lattice relaxation time (), indicate that PuB adopts a nonmagnetic state with gaplike behavior consistent with our density functional theory calculations. The temperature dependencies of the NMR Knight shift and imply bulk gaplike behavior confirming that PuB is a good candidate topological insulator.
Orlandi, R.; Pain, S. D.*; Ahn, S.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Schmitt, K. T.*; Bardayan, D. W.*; Catford, W. N.*; Chapman, R.*; Chipps, K. A.*; Cizewski, J. A.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 785, p.615 - 620, 2018/10
Chadwick, M. B.*; Capote, R.*; Trkov, A.*; Herman, M. W.*; Brown, D. A.*; Hale, G. M.*; Kahler, A. C.*; Talou, P.*; Plompen, A. J.*; Schillebeeckx, P.*; et al.
Nuclear Data Sheets, 148, p.189 - 213, 2018/02
The CIELO collaboration has studied neutron cross sections on nuclides that significantly impact criticality in nuclear facilities - U, U, Pu, Fe, O and H - with the aim of improving the accuracy of the data and resolving previous discrepancies in our understanding. This multi-laboratory pilot project, coordinated via the OECD/NEA Working Party on Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) Subgroup 40 with support also from the IAEA, has motivated experimental and theoretical work and led to suites of new evaluated libraries that accurately reflect measured data and also perform well in integral simulations of criticality. This report summarizes our results and outlines plans for the next phase of this collaboration.
Chadwick, M. B.*; Capote, R.*; Trkov, A.*; Kahler, A. C.*; Herman, M. W.*; Brown, D. A.*; Hale, G. M.*; Pigni, M.*; Dunn, M.*; Leal, L.*; et al.
EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, p.02001_1 - 02001_9, 2017/09
The CIELO collaboration has studied neutron cross sections on nuclides (O, Fe, U and Pu) that significantly impact criticality in nuclear technologies with the aim of improving the accuracy of the data and resolving previous discrepancies in our understanding. This multi-laboratory pilot project, coordinated via the OECD/NEA Working Party on Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) Subgroup 40 with support also from the IAEA, has motivated experimental and theoretical work and led to suites of new evaluated libraries that accurately reflect measured data and also perform well in integral simulations of criticality.
Sakai, Hironori; Hattori, Taisuke; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Ghimire, N. J.*; Ronning, F.*; Bauer, E. D.*; Thompson, J. D.*
Journal of Physics; Conference Series, 868(1), p.012012_1 - 012012_5, 2017/07
Al NMR experiments have been performed using a single crystal of CeRhAlSi. In the paramagnetic state, Knight shifts, quadrupolar frequency, and asymmetric parameter of electrical field gradient on the Al sites have been determined, which has a local orthorhombic symmetry. The transferred hyperfine coupling constants are also determined. The relaxation rates suggest that 4 electrons behave as local moments in the high temperatures. From the NMR spectral analyses, the antiferromagnetic structures are discussed.
Sakai, Hironori; Ronning, F.*; Hattori, Takanori; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Zhu, J.-X.*; Wakeham, N.*; Yasuoka, Hiroshi; Bauer, E. D.*; Thompson, J. D.*
Journal of Physics; Conference Series, 807(3), p.032001_1 - 032001_6, 2017/04
We have used nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) to probe microscopically the response of a prototypical quantum critical metal CeCoIn to substitutions of small amounts of Cd for In. Approximately half of the Cd substituents induce local Ce moments in their close proximity, as observed by site-dependent longitudinal nuclear spin relaxation rates . To reaffirm that localized moments are induced around the Cd substituents, we find a Gaussian spin-echo decay rate of transverse nuclear spin relaxation. Further, for the NQR subpeak is found to be proportional to temperatures, again indicating local moments fluctuations around the Cd substituents, while that for the NQR main peak shows a -dependence. The latter temperature dependence is close to 0.75 in pure CeCoIn and indicates that the bulk electronic state is located close to a two dimensional quantum critical instability.
Lopez-Martens, A.*; Henning, G.*; Khoo, T. L.*; Seweryniak, D.*; Alcorta, M.*; Asai, Masato; Back, B. B.*; Bertone, P. F.*; Boilley, D.*; Carpenter, M. P.*; et al.
EPJ Web of Conferences, 131, p.03001_1 - 03001_6, 2016/12
Fission barrier height and its angular-momentum dependence have been measured for the first time in the nucleus with the atomic number greater than 100. The entry distribution method, which can determine the excitation energy at which fission starts to dominate the decay process, was applied to No. The fission barrier of No was found to be 6.6 MeV at zero spin, indicating that the No is strongly stabilized by the nuclear shell effects.
Frandsen, B. A.*; Liu, L.*; Cheung, S. C.*; Guguchia, Z.*; Khasanov, R.*; Morenzoni, E.*; Munsie, T. J. S.*; Hallas, A. M.*; Wilson, M. N.*; Cai, Y.*; et al.
Nature Communications (Internet), 7, p.12519_1 - 12519_8, 2016/08
Sakai, Hironori; Hattori, Taisuke; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Ghimire, N. J.*; Ronning, F.*; Bauer, E. D.*; Thompson, J. D.*
Physical Review B, 93(1), p.014402_1 - 014402_9, 2016/01
Al nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments have been performed on a single crystal of CeRhAlSi, which is an antiferromagnetic Kondo-lattice compound with successive antiferromagnetic transitions of =14 K and =9 K at zero external field. In the paramagnetic state, the Knight shifts, quadrupolar frequency, and asymmetric parameter of electrical field gradient on the Al sites have been determined, which have local orthorhombic symmetry. The transferred hyperfine coupling constants are also determined. Analysis of the NMR spectra indicates that a commensurate antiferromagnetic structure exists below , but an incommensurate modulation of antiferromagnetic moments is present in the antiferromagnetic state between and . The spin-lattice relaxation rate suggests that the electrons behave as local moments at temperatures above .
Sakai, Hironori; Ronning, F.*; Zhu, J.-X.*; Wakeham, N.*; Yasuoka, Hiroshi; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Bauer, E. D.*; Thompson, J. D.*
Physical Review B, 92(12), p.121105_1 - 121105_5, 2015/09
Chemical substitutions are used commonly to tune a magnetic transition to zero temperature, but the resulting non-Fermi liquid (NFL) behavior is non-universal. We have used nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) to probe microscopically the response of a prototypical quantum-critical metal CeCoIn to substitutions of small amounts of Sn and Cd for In. These substituents induce very different local electronic environments as observed by site dependent spin lattice relaxation rates that influence the NFL behavior. The effects found here illustrate the need for care in interpreting NFL properties determined by macroscopic measurements.
Henning, G.*; Khoo, T. L.*; Lopez-Martens, A.*; Seweryniak, D.*; Alcorta, M.*; Asai, Masato; Back, B. B.*; Bertone, P. F.*; Boilley, D.*; Carpenter, M. P.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 113(26), p.262505_1 - 262505_6, 2014/12
Fission barrier heights of a shell-stabilized superheavy nucleus No have been determined as a function of spin up to 19 through the measured distribution of entry points of deexcitations in the excitation energy vs. spin plane. The fission barrier height of No was determined to be 6.0 MeV at spin 15, and 6.6 MeV at spin 0 by extrapolation. This demonstrates that the shell effect actually enlarges the fission barrier in such heavy nuclei and keeps the barrier high even at high spin.
Sakai, Hironori; Urbano, R. R.*; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Suzuki, Michito; Kuhns, P. L.*; Reyes, A. P.*; Tobash, P. H.*; Ronning, F.*; Bauer, E. D.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 112(23), p.236401_1 - 236401_5, 2014/06
Very high field Si-NMR measurements using a fully Si-enriched URuSi single crystal were carried out in order to microscopically investigate the "hidden order" (HO) state and adjacent magnetic phases in the high field limit. At the lowest measured temperature of 0.4 K, a clear anomaly reflecting a Fermi surface instability near 22 T inside the HO state is detected by the Si shift, . Moreover, a strong enhancement of develops near a critical field T, and the Si-NMR signal disappears suddenly at , indicating the total suppression of the HO state. Nevertheless, a weak and shifted Si-NMR signal reappears for fields higher than at 4.2 K, providing evidence for a magnetic structure within the magnetic phase caused by the Ising-type anisotropy of the uranium ordered moments.
Sakai, Hironori; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Ronning, F.*; Bauer, E. D.*; Thompson, J. D.*
Physical Review Letters, 112(20), p.206401_1 - 206401_5, 2014/05
Single crystals of the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet CePtIn with a Nel temperature () of 5.2 K at ambient pressure have been investigated by zero-field In-nuclear magnetic/quadrupole resonance (NMR/NQR) measurements as a function of applied pressure. Within the antiferromagnetic state the character of Ce's electron appears to change from localized to itinerant-like at GPa, approximately the pressure where superconductivity first emerges. With increased pressure, the superconducting transition reaches a maximum just at or slighty before antiferromagnetic order disappears, and not at the pressure GPa where the steeply decreasing Nel boundary extrapolates to zero temperature. For , the spin relaxation rate drops sharply by more than two orders of magnitude at , suggestive of a first order transition.
Chadwick, M. B.*; Dupont, E.*; Bauge, E.*; Blokhin, A.*; Bouland, O.*; Brown, D. A.*; Capote, R.*; Carlson, A. D.*; Danon, Y.*; De Saint Jean, C.*; et al.
Nuclear Data Sheets, 118, p.1 - 25, 2014/04
CIELO (Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organization) provides a new working paradigm to facilitate evaluated nuclear reaction data advances. It brings together experts from across the international nuclear reaction data community to identify and document discrepancies among existing evaluated data libraries, measured data, and model calculation interpretations, and aims to make progress in reconciling these discrepancies to create more accurate ENDF-formatted files. The focus will initially be on a small number of the highest-priority isotopes, namely H, O, Fe, U, and Pu. This paper identifies discrepancies between various evaluations of the highest priority isotopes. The evaluated data for these materials in the existing nuclear data libraries are reviewed, and some integral properties are given. The paper summarizes a program of nuclear science and computational work needed to create the new CIELO nuclear data evaluations.
Henning, G.*; Lopez-Martens, A.*; Khoo, T. L.*; Seweryniak, D.*; Alcorta, M.*; Asai, Masato; Back, B. B.*; Bertone, P. F.*; Boilley, D.*; Carpenter, M. P.*; et al.
EPJ Web of Conferences, 66, p.02046_1 - 02046_8, 2014/03
Fission barrier heights of No have been determined through the entry distribution method. The entry distribution is the initial distribution of excitation energy and spin from which the deexcitation starts in the fusion-evaporation reaction. The initial distribution is extracted from measured -ray multiplicity and total -ray energy. This paper describes the details of the entry distribution method, and reports the first determination of the fission barrier heights of No, which is the heaviest nucleus whose fission barrier has been measured.
Deng, Z.*; Zhao, K.*; Gu, B.; Han, W.*; Zhu, J. L.*; Wang, X. C.*; Li, X.*; Liu, Q. Q.*; Yu, R. C.*; Goko, Tatsuo*; et al.
Physical Review B, 88(8), p.081203_1 - 081203_5, 2013/08
Rubert, J.*; Dorvaux, O.*; Gall, B. J. P.*; Greenlees, P. T.*; Asfari, Z.*; Piot, J.*; Andersson, L. L.*; Asai, Masato; Cox, D. M.*; Dechery, F.*; et al.
Journal of Physics; Conference Series, 420, p.012010_1 - 012010_10, 2013/03
The first prompt in-beam -ray spectroscopy of a superheavy element, Rf, has been performed successfully. A development of an intense isotopically enriched Ti beam using the MIVOC method enabled us to perform this experiment. A rotational band up to a spin of 20 has been discovered in Rf, and its moment of inertia has been extracted. These data suggest that there is no evidence of a significant deformed shell gap at = 104.
Sakai, Hironori; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Lee, H.*; Sidorov, V. A.*; Tobash, P. H.*; Ronning, F.*; Bauer, E. D.*; Thompson, J. D.*
Journal of Physics; Conference Series, 391, p.012057_1 - 012057_4, 2012/12
Zero-field In-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has been used to study single crystals of CePtIn, a heavy-fermion antiferromagnet with a Nel temperature () of 5.2 K at ambient pressure. The NMR spectra under zero field near the 3 line of the orthorhombic In(3) sites are tracked by temperatures down to 1.6 K and by hydrostatic pressures up to 2.4 GPa. These data reveal the coexistence of commensurate (C) and incommensurate (IC) antiferromagneic orders at ambient pressure and that the C-AFM ordering is stabilized by increasing pressures where bulk superconductivity emerges. We will show the recent data of spectra and nuclear relaxation rates () under pressures.
Sakai, Hironori; Chudo, Hiroyuki; Tokunaga, Yo; Kambe, Shinsaku; Haga, Yoshinori; Ronning, F.*; Bauer, E. D.*; Thompson, J. D.*; Homma, Yoshiya*; Aoki, Dai*; et al.
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 81(Suppl.B), p.SB003_1 - SB003_6, 2012/12
In the so-called 115 family members with chemical formulae of CeIn (=Co, Rh, Ir) and Ga (=U, Np, Pu), our analysis of the Knight shift and spin-lattice relaxation rates suggests that larger XY-type anisotropy in the antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in the normal states would favor -wave superconductivity with higher . In order to examine this working hypothesis, the anisotropy ratios of antiferromagnetic fluctuations are derived from our NMR results for the superconductor NpPdAl and antiferromagnet CePdAl, which are tetragonal compounds with a 115-related structure. CePdAl shows Ising-type anisotropy, which is the same anisotropy as in the ordered state. On the other hand, NpPdAl shows XY-type anisotropy just above .