Pre-conceptual design and preliminary neutronic analysis of the proposed National Spallation Neutron Source (NSNS)

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated a pre-conceptual design study for the National Spallation Neutron Source (NSNS) and given preliminary approval for the proposed facility to be built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The pre-conceptual design of the NSNS initially consists of an accelerator system capable of delivering a 1 to 2 GeV proton beam with 1 MW of beam power in an approximate 0.5 {micro}s pulse at a 60 Hz frequency onto a single target station. The NSNS will be upgradable to a significantly higher power level with two target stations (a 60 Hz station and a ... continued below

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Johnson, J.O.; Barnes, J.M. & Charlton, L.A. March 1, 1997.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated a pre-conceptual design study for the National Spallation Neutron Source (NSNS) and given preliminary approval for the proposed facility to be built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The pre-conceptual design of the NSNS initially consists of an accelerator system capable of delivering a 1 to 2 GeV proton beam with 1 MW of beam power in an approximate 0.5 {micro}s pulse at a 60 Hz frequency onto a single target station. The NSNS will be upgradable to a significantly higher power level with two target stations (a 60 Hz station and a 10 Hz station). There are many possible layouts and designs for the NSNS target stations. This paper gives a brief overview of the proposed NSNS with respect to the target station, as well as the general philosophy adopted for the neutronic design of the NSNS target stations. A reference design is presented, and some preliminary neutronic results for the NSNS are briefly discussed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97004291

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  • 126. annual meeting of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Orlando, FL (United States), 9-13 Feb 1997

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  • Other: DE97004291
  • Report No.: CONF-970201--20
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 453508
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc674193

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Johnson, J.O.; Barnes, J.M. & Charlton, L.A. Pre-conceptual design and preliminary neutronic analysis of the proposed National Spallation Neutron Source (NSNS), article, March 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674193/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.