A new method of creating high intensity neutron source

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Abstract

We propose a new scheme of producing an intense neutron beam whose yields may exceed those of the existing facilities by a few to several orders of magnitude in the sub-eV region. This scheme employs a MeV gamma beam extracted from circulating quantum ions, which has been recently proposed. The gamma beam is directed to a deuteron target and the photo-disintegration process generates a neutron beam. The calculated neutron energy spectrum is nearly flat down to the neV range, and thus there exists a possibility to utilize a good quality of neutrons especially in sub-eV energy region without using a moderator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1750076
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017

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Keywords

  • heavy ion synchrotron
  • MeV gamma ray beam
  • Neutron source
  • photo-disintegration of deuteron
  • quantum coherence
  • time-reversal invariance
  • ultracold neutrons

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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