publication . Article . 2010

Design of the 50 kW neutron converter for SPIRAL2 facility

V.S. Tsybulya; M. Avilov; L. Tecchio; A.T. Titov; E. I. Zhmurikov;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT (issn: 0168-9002, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Abstract
Abstract SPIRAL2 is a facility for the study of fundamental nuclear physics and multidisciplinary research. SPIRAL2 represents a major advance for research on exotic nuclei. The radioactive ion beam (RIB) production system is comprised of a neutron converter, a target and an ion source. This paper is dedicated to the designing of the 50 kW neutron converter for the SPIRAL2 facility. Among the different variants of the neutron converter, the one based on a rotating solid disk seems quite attractive due to its safety, ease in production and relatively low cost. Dense graphite used as the converter's material allows the production of high-intensity neutron flux and...
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free text keywords: Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Instrumentation, Neutron detection, Neutron flux, Neutron radiation, Ion beam, Neutron cross section, Neutron temperature, Neutron, Physics, Neutron source, Nuclear physics, Nuclear engineering
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