By Nikolay Kornilov
Although the fission of heavy nuclei was once stumbled on over seventy five years in the past, many difficulties and questions nonetheless stay to be addressed and replied. The reader might be provided with an previous, yet power challenge of this box: The contradiction among recommended Fission Neutron (PFN) spectra measured with differential (microscopic) experiments and vital (macroscopic and benchmark) experiments (the Micro-Macro problem). the variation in regular power is quite small ~3% however it is strong and we won't clarify the variation as a result of experimental uncertainties. will we degree the PFN spectrum with excessive accuracy? How might we evaluate result of diversified experiments to supply larger accuracy? Are our conventional theoretical versions right? What might be performed to resolve the Micro-Macro challenge in destiny? those questions are mentioned during this monograph for the reader. the present paintings could be of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers, relatively these operating in nuclear and neutron physics.
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13. This simple calculation demonstrates the scale of effect. The real correction factor requires special efforts and investigations. Limited number of angles between FF and neutron direction and as a consequence big step for Δμ for second type experiment is an additional problem for investigation. Eight pairs of FF detectors, covered angles for − 1 < μ < 1 were used in experiment . Analytic relations describing experimental data  were constructed as function of energy and cosine of neutron emission in LS.
Calculated results are very sensitive to absolute value and energy dependence σ( L). In whole energy range < 20 MeV only one reaction ( n, p)-scattering is responsible for formation of the detector efficiency after application of the dynamic threshold. It seems that the contribution of multiple scattering inside detector, interaction with detector environment may be reduced very much. In the energy range < 8 MeV, the agreement between experimental and calculated results is perfect. Hence, we may expect that extrapolation to energy range 10–20 MeV may be done with high accuracy also.
The experimental setups are rather different for both reactions. One feature is common: both contains fissile material and activated sample. The NBS 252Cf(sf)  facility consists of a californium source made up of CfO2 bead in an aluminum pellet singly encapsulated in a aluminum pellet singly encapsulated in this-walled stainless steel cylinder. The source is raised into the irradiation position between nearly identical foils to be irradiated. In this compensated beam geometry, the first-order distance error is associated only with the separation of detectors; the uncertainties in source deposit to foil distance become second order.