The Neutrons for Science Facility at SPIRAL‐2

Abstract : The "Neutrons for Science" (NFS) facility will be a component of SPIRAL‐2, the future accelerator dedicated to the production of very intense radioactive ion beams, under construction at GANIL in Caen (France). NFS will be composed of a pulsed neutron beam for in‐flight measurements and irradiation stations for cross‐section measurements and material studies. Continuous and quasi‐monokinetic energy spectra will be available at NFS respectively produced by the interaction of deuteron beam on thick a Be converter and by the 7Li(p,n) reaction on a thin converter. The flux at NFS will be up to 2 orders of magnitude higher than those of other existing time‐of‐flight facilities in the 1 MeV to 40 MeV range. NFS will be a very powerful tool for physics and fundamental research as well as applications like the transmutation of nuclear waste, design of future fission and fusion reactors, nuclear medicine or test and development of new detectors.
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X. Ledoux, M. Aïche, M. Avrigeanu, V. Avrigeanu, L. Audouin, et al.. The Neutrons for Science Facility at SPIRAL‐2. 11th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques, Jun 2011, Crète, Greece. pp.55-62, ⟨10.1063/1.3665296⟩. ⟨in2p3-00658478⟩

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