27 February 1997 Small deuteron accelerator as a source of slow neutrons
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Proceedings Volume 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.267847
Event: Fifth International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques: Neutrons in Research and Industry, 1996, Crete, Greece
Abstract
Low energy neutrons are easily thermalized and are useful in a number of applications including radiography and neutron scattering. A consideration of the early literature and recent experimental results suggests that the reaction 9Be(d,n)10B can provide a useful source of neutrons in the region of zero to a few hundred KeV that fulfill this requirement. The characteristics of the reaction are describe din this context and some of the limitations on intensity are considered. The advantages of a low energy source in terms of thermalization have been investigated using a MOnte Carlo simulation and it is proposed that a high current deuteron accelerator with an energy in the region of 1.1 to 1.5 MeV, used with a beryllium target provides a neutron source that merits serious consideration.
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John I. W. Watterson, John I. W. Watterson, Richard C. Lanza, Richard C. Lanza, Jacok Guzek, Jacok Guzek, U. A. S. Tapper, U. A. S. Tapper, W. R. McMurray, W. R. McMurray, Erik. B. Iverson, Erik. B. Iverson, } "Small deuteron accelerator as a source of slow neutrons", Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267847; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.267847
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