Neutron cross-section measurements at the n_TOF facility at CERN
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A neutron Time-of-Flight facility (n_TOF)has recently become operative at CERN. The innovative features of the neutron beam, in particular the high instantaneous flux, the wide energy range, the high resolution and the low background, make this facility unique for measurements of neutron-induced reactions relevant to the field of emerging nuclear technologies, as well as to Nuclear Astrophysics and fundamental Nuclear Physics. The n_TOF facility is here described, together with the main features of the experimental apparata used for crosssection measurements. The results of the first measurement campaign, which have confirmed the innovative aspects of the facility, are presented. The measurement plan of the n_TOF collaboration, in particular with regard to implications to ADS, is briefly discussed.
CitationCortes, G. [et al.]. Neutron cross-section measurements at the n_TOF facility at CERN. "Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research. Section B, beam interaction", Gener 2004, vol. 213, p. 49-54.