Design of neutron-guide systems at the Australian replacement research reactor

S. J. Kennedy, B. A. Hunter, F. Mezei, L. Rosta

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Abstract

Australia's new research reactor will cater for neutron-beam science and radioisotope production from the end of 2005, with an unperturbed neutron flux of 4 × 1014 n/cm2/s1, a liquid-deuterium cold-neutron source and a capacity for 18 neutron-beam instruments. The design of supermirror reflecting guides was optimized to deliver maximum neutron flux to neutron-beam instruments at the reactor face and in the neutron-guide hall. Optimization of the neutron-transport system used coupled Monte Carlo simulations of the neutron source and the neutron-transport system. The design of the neutron-transport system is discussed, including key performance issues and simulations of flux profiles and spectra.

Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume74
Issue numberSUPPL.I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

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Neutron beams
neutron beams
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reactors
neutrons
Neutron flux
Neutron sources
neutron sources
flux (rate)
cold neutrons
Deuterium
Radioisotopes
deuterium
simulation
Fluxes
optimization
Liquids
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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Design of neutron-guide systems at the Australian replacement research reactor. / Kennedy, S. J.; Hunter, B. A.; Mezei, F.; Rosta, L.

In: Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, Vol. 74, No. SUPPL.I, 12.2002.

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