Complete determination of neutron yield from 62 MeV protons on 9Be for the design of a low – power ADS
1 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, 95123 Catania, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova and INFN, 16146 Genova, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bari and INFN, 70125 Bari, Italy
4 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 35020 Legnaro, Italy
5 Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Published online: 20 March 2014
Within the European Partitioning & Transmutation research programs, infrastructures specifically dedicated to the study of fundamental reactor physics of future fast neutron-based reactors are very important. In this respect, an Accelerator Driven System low-power prototype, based on a 70 MeV proton beam impinging on a thick Beryllium converter, was recently proposed and designed within the INFN-E project. The world data on neutron yield from Be target are scarce in this proton energy range. This lack of data calls for a dedicated measurement which was performed at INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, covering a wide angular range, from 0 to 150 degrees, and an almost complete neutron energy interval, from thermal up to the beam energy. In this contribution the results are discussed together with the description of the proposed ADS facility.
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