EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 146, 2017ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Experimental Facilities, Equipment, Techniques and Methods|
|Published online||13 September 2017|
Development of compact accelerator neutron source
1 Irfu, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 LLB, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Published online: 13 September 2017
There is a worldwide growing interest for small-scale and reduced-cost neutron sources not based on nuclear fission. High-intensity proton or deuteron beams impinging on light materials could be used to produce such neutron sources with intensities or brightness comparable to nuclear reactor for dedicated experiments. To develop such technologies several key technological issues have to be addressed. Among them the neutron production and the maximization of the neutron extraction and transport to the instrument is a key parameter for the design of high-brightness sources adapted for the required application. This issue have to be addressed with validated and predictive Monte-Carlo simulations. In this paper we present preliminary results on the use of Geant4 in the context of Compact Accelerator based Neutron Source (CANS) developments.
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