Advances and new ideas for neutron-capture astrophysics experiments at CERN n_TOF
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This article presents a few selected developments and future ideas related to the measurement of (n,¿) data of astrophysical interest at CERN n_TOF. The MC-aided analysis methodology for the use of low-efficiency radiation detectors in time-of-flight neutron-capture measurements is discussed, with particular emphasis on the systematic accuracy. Several recent instrumental advances are also presented, such as the development of total-energy detectors with ¿ - ray imaging capability for background suppression, and the development of an array of small-volume organic scintillators aimed at exploiting the high instantaneous neutron-flux of EAR2. Finally, astrophysics prospects related to the intermediate i neutron-capture process of nucleosynthesis are discussed in the context of the new NEAR activation area
The version of record of this article, first published in [The Europen Physics Journal A], is available online at Publisher’s website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epja/s10050-022-00876-7
CitationDomingo-Pardo, C. [et al.]. Advances and new ideas for neutron-capture astrophysics experiments at CERN n_TOF. "European Physical Journal A", 1 Gener 2023, vol. 59, núm. 8, p. 1-11.