Extension of the Hauser-Feshbach fission fragment decay model to multi-chance fission

A. Lovell, T. Kawano, S. Okumura, I. Stetcu, M. Mumpower, P. Talou

Published PRC 103 014615 (2021)

The Hauser-Feshbach fission fragment decay model, HF3D, which calculates the statistical decay of fission fragments, has been expanded to include multi-chance fission, up to neutron incident energies of 20 MeV. The deterministic decay takes as input pre-scission quantities - fission probabilities and the average energy causing fission - and post-scission quantities - yields in mass, charge, total kinetic energy, spin, and parity. From these fission fragment initial conditions, the full decay is followed through both prompt and delayed particle emissions, allowing for the calculation of prompt neutron and γ properties, such as multiplicity and energy distributions, both independent and cumulative fission yields, and delayed neutron observables. In this work, we describe the implementation of multi-chance fission into the HF3D model, and show an example of prompt and delayed quantities beyond first-chance fission, using the example of neutron-induced fission on $^{235}$U. This expansion represents significant progress in consistently modeling the emission of prompt and delayed particles from fissile systems.



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