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Multimilliampere compact cyclotrons used as neutron sources
Author(s): Yves Jongen; Thierry Delvigne; Pascal Cohilis
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments in accelerator technology enable high current proton or deuteron beams production up to several milliamps, providing attractive sources for high neutron yield production. Be(p,n), Be(d,n) and 238U(X,n) reactions are discussed to produce high energy and thermal neutron yields. A 140 MeV, 2.5 mA extracted beam cyclotron is also proposed to feed a spallation neutron source, generating thermal neutron fluxes similar in intensity to those produced by nuclear reactors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204160
Show Author Affiliations
Yves Jongen, Ion Beam Applications SA (Belgium)
Thierry Delvigne, Ion Beam Applications SA (Belgium)
Pascal Cohilis, Ion Beam Applications SA (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2339:
International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications
George Vourvopoulos; Themis Paradellis, Editor(s)

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