TY - GEN

T1 - The fission spectrum uncertainty

AU - Broadhead, Bryan L.

AU - Wagschal, J. J.

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - The fission spectrum uncertainty (variance covariance) matrix is needed in many nuclear data applications. Unfortunately, most modern evaluated data files, with the exception of JENDL3.3, do not include information on the fission spectrum uncertainly. In this paper, the fission spectrum relative uncertainty matrix derivation for the Watt fission spectrum is followed by a more general derivation utilizing some characteristics of any fission spectrum. In the second derivation, the Watt spectrum is used only for the calculation of sensitivity coefficients.

AB - The fission spectrum uncertainty (variance covariance) matrix is needed in many nuclear data applications. Unfortunately, most modern evaluated data files, with the exception of JENDL3.3, do not include information on the fission spectrum uncertainly. In this paper, the fission spectrum relative uncertainty matrix derivation for the Watt fission spectrum is followed by a more general derivation utilizing some characteristics of any fission spectrum. In the second derivation, the Watt spectrum is used only for the calculation of sensitivity coefficients.

KW - Fission spectrum mean energy

KW - Fission spectrum uncertainty

KW - Fission spectrum width

KW - Watt fission spectrum

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:22344457437

SN - 0894486837

T3 - Proceedings of the PHYSOR 2004: The Physics of Fuel Cycles and Advanced Nuclear Systems - Global Developments

SP - 2229

EP - 2235

BT - Proceedings of the PHYSOR 2004

T2 - PHYSOR 2004: The Physics of Fuel Cycles and Advanced Nuclear Systems - Global Developments

Y2 - 25 April 2004 through 29 April 2004

ER -