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    Results of the benchmark between pre- and post-INSPYRE code versions on selected experimental cases

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    This report presents the results of the simulation of the SUPERFACT-1, RAPSODIE-I and NESTOR-3 irradiation experiments using the fuel performance codes TRANSURANUS, MACROS, GERMINAL. The simulations aim at the evaluation of the code improvements made during the INSPYRE project. The comparison of the integral pin performance results with experimental measurements available from the irradiation experiments considered and the comparison between the code results are presented. Both the results obtained using the ‘pre-INSPYRE’ code versions and the improved ‘post-INSPYRE’ ones, in which novel data and models originating from other Work Packages of the INSPYRE Project were implemented, are provided

    Constraints on the χ_(c1) versus χ_(c2) polarizations in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV

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    The polarizations of promptly produced χ_(c1) and χ_(c2) mesons are studied using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC, in proton-proton collisions at √s=8  TeV. The χ_c states are reconstructed via their radiative decays χ_c → J/ψγ, with the photons being measured through conversions to e⁺e⁻, which allows the two states to be well resolved. The polarizations are measured in the helicity frame, through the analysis of the χ_(c2) to χ_(c1) yield ratio as a function of the polar or azimuthal angle of the positive muon emitted in the J/ψ → μ⁺μ⁻ decay, in three bins of J/ψ transverse momentum. While no differences are seen between the two states in terms of azimuthal decay angle distributions, they are observed to have significantly different polar anisotropies. The measurement favors a scenario where at least one of the two states is strongly polarized along the helicity quantization axis, in agreement with nonrelativistic quantum chromodynamics predictions. This is the first measurement of significantly polarized quarkonia produced at high transverse momentum