ACCELERATOR BASED CONTINUOUS NEUTRON SOURCE.

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Until the last decade, most neutron experiments have been performed at steady-state, reactor-based sources. Recently, however, pulsed spallation sources have been shown to be very useful in a wide range of neutron studies. A major review of neutron sources in the US was conducted by a committee chaired by Nobel laureate Prof. W. Kohn: ''Neutron Sources for America's Future-BESAC Panel on Neutron Sources 1/93''. This distinguished panel concluded that steady state and pulsed sources are complementary and that the nation has need for both to maintain a balanced neutron research program. The report recommended that both a new reactor and ... continued below

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SHAPIRO,S.M.; RUGGIERO,A.G. & LUDEWIG,H. March 25, 2003.

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Until the last decade, most neutron experiments have been performed at steady-state, reactor-based sources. Recently, however, pulsed spallation sources have been shown to be very useful in a wide range of neutron studies. A major review of neutron sources in the US was conducted by a committee chaired by Nobel laureate Prof. W. Kohn: ''Neutron Sources for America's Future-BESAC Panel on Neutron Sources 1/93''. This distinguished panel concluded that steady state and pulsed sources are complementary and that the nation has need for both to maintain a balanced neutron research program. The report recommended that both a new reactor and a spallation source be built. This complementarity is recognized worldwide. The conclusion of this report is that a new continuous neutron source is needed for the second decade of the 20 year plan to replace aging US research reactors and close the US neutron gap. it is based on spallation production of neutrons using a high power continuous superconducting linac to generate protons impinging on a heavy metal target. There do not appear to be any major technical challenges to the building of such a facility since a continuous spallation source has been operating in Switzerland for several years.

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  • Report No.: BNL--71184-2003
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • DOI: 10.2172/809879 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 809879
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc734923

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SHAPIRO,S.M.; RUGGIERO,A.G. & LUDEWIG,H. ACCELERATOR BASED CONTINUOUS NEUTRON SOURCE., report, March 25, 2003; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc734923/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.