High-Flux Neutron Source on the Basis of a Cascade Booster

V. Aksenov, A. M. Balagurov, Yu N. Pepyolyshev, A. D. Rogov

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Abstract

A physical model of a high-flux neutron source based on a deep subcritical (k eff = 0.96) two-stage booster driven by a proton accelerator with the energy of 600 MeV and beam power of 0.3 MW is proposed. It is shown that the thermal neutron flux density will be comparable to the flux density at the European Spallation Source (ESS) with the proton beam power of 5 MW. Owing to a shorter pulse, neutron diffraction experiments at the proposed source will be almost an order of magnitude more efficient than at the ESS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1155
Number of pages15
JournalPhysics of Atomic Nuclei
Volume81
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • cascade booster
  • extracted neutron beams
  • pulsed high-flux neutron source
  • subcritical fission system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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