2 February 1993 Miniature neutron sources: thermal neutron sources and their uses in the academic field
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The three levels of thermal neutron sources are introduced--University laboratory sources, infrastructure sources and world-class sources--and the needs for each kind and their inter- dependence will be emphasized. A description of the possibilities for University sources based on a (alpha) -Be reactions or spontaneous fission emission is given, and current experience with them is described. A new generation of infrastructure sources is needed to continue the regional programs based on small reactors. Some possibilities for accelerator sources that could not meet this need are considered.
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Peter A. Egelstaff, John M. Carpenter, "Miniature neutron sources: thermal neutron sources and their uses in the academic field", Proc. SPIE 1737, Neutrons, X Rays, and Gamma Rays: Imaging Detectors, Material Characterization Techniques, and Applications, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138674; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138674


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