Determination of fission cross-sections for multiple isotopes of Americium and Curium by the technique of transfer reaction induced by He beam on the targets Am and Am.
The first measurements were carried out at Tandem accelerator at IPN Orsay with Am target prepared at Argonne National Laboratory, they are to continue in 2007. Set-up used at IPNO consisting of 4 telescopes to detect the ejectile for identification of the formed nucleus and 15 solar cells to count the fission products.
The target Am allowed to simultaneously produce three isotopes of Curium and an isotope of Americium via four open channels: Am(He,p)Cm, Am(He,d)Cm, Am( He,t)Cm et Am(He,α)Am.
Preliminary results for two fission cross-sections compared to the data of Vorotnikov and al. and to the data banks.
If the target Am were too delicate to deal with due to its much higher radioactivity compared to Am, we plan to perform the measurements with Pu target and to reach other isotopes of Americium.