A new method of creating high intensity neutron source

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    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
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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