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Volume 231, 20208th International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources (UCANS-8)
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Slab geometry type cold neutron moderator development based on neutronic study for Riken Accelerator-driven compact Neutron Source (RANS)
1 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
2 RIKEN center for advanced photonics, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan
3 J-PARC Centre, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 11 March 2020
Cold neutrons with energy less than several meV are good probes for material research, and they have been available on large neutron facilities, whereas it is not commonly available on compact accelerator-driven neutron source. RIKEN Accelerator-driven Neutron Source (RANS) is a pulsed neutron facility which provides thermal neutrons and high energy neutrons at several MeV. We started a project to implement a cold neutron moderator for RANS to broaden cold neutrons applications. A cold neutron moderator system with a mesitylene moderator at 20K and a polyethylene pre-moderator at room temperature in the slab geometry was designed for RANS. So far, the thickness of the pre-moderator and mesitylene have been optimized to get the highest cold neutron flux by using a Monte Carlo simulation code, PHITS. Graphite reflector dimensions were also proven to have significant effect to increase the cold neutron intensity.
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