Measurement of Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of 238U Induced by 2.8 MeV Neutron

The Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum(PFNS) of 238U induced by 2.8 MeV neutron was measured using the Cockcroft-Walton accelerator in China Institute of Atomic Energy(CIAE). The signal/background ratio was improved by increasing the amount of sample mass and using an appropriate shielding system. The final uncertainty of neutron energy spectrum in 5.514 MeV region is less than 10% with a bin size of 0.5 Me V which has reached this project’s anticipation. The experimental geometry, the angular distribution and energy distribution of neutron source, the detection efficiency and time structure of deuteron beam were inputted into the MCNP code to simulate the outgoing neutron spectrum. The simulated results agree with the experimental ones within the uncertainty. The result indicates that the evaluated PFNS for238U at low neutron energy is reliable.