A neutron Time-of-Flight facility (n_TOF) is available at CERN since 2001. 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
scientific motivations that have led to the construction of this new facility are here presented.
The main characteristics of the n_TOF neutron beam are described, together with the features
of the experimental apparata used for cross-section measurements. The main results of the first
measurement campaigns are presented. Preliminary results of capture cross-section
measurements of minor actinides, important to ADS project for nuclear waste transmutation,
are finally discussed.
CitacióCalviño, F. [et al.]. Neutron cross section measurements at n-TOF for ADS related studies. A: EPS Euroconference. "XIX Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference: New Trends in Nuclear Physics Applications and Technology". Pavia: IOP Publishing. Institute of Physics, 2005, p. 352-360.