publication . Article . 2011

Experimental and numerical characterization of the neutron field produced in the n@BTF Frascati photo-neutron source

B. Buonomo; J.M. Gómez-Ros; Luca Gennaro Foggetta; Lina Quintieri; Adolfo Esposito; Giovanni Mazzitelli; Roberto Bedogni;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, volume 659, pages 373-377 (issn: 0168-9002, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
A photo-neutron irradiation facility is going to be established at the Frascati National Laboratories of INFN on the base of the successful results of the n@BTF experiment. The photo-neutron source is obtained by an electron or positron pulsed beam, tuneable in energy, current and in time structure, impinging on an optimized tungsten target located in a polyethylene–lead shielding assembly. The resulting neutron field, through selectable collimated apertures at different angles, is released into a 100 m 2 irradiation room. The neutron beam, characterized by an evaporation spectrum peaked at about 1 MeV, can be used in nuclear physics, material science, calibrati...
Subjects
arXiv: Nuclear ExperimentPhysics::Accelerator PhysicsPhysics::Instrumentation and DetectorsAstrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical PhenomenaNuclear Theory
free text keywords: Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Instrumentation, Detectors and Experimental Techniques, Improvement and equipment of irradiation and test beam lines [8], Test beams infrastructure at CERN and Frascati [8.2], Neutron source, Neutron, Neutron detection, Neutron scattering, Neutron temperature, Bonner sphere, Nuclear physics, Neutron cross section, Neutron generator, Physics
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