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  • The Nuclear astrophysics program at n_TOF (CERN) 

    Colonna, Nicola; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, Józef; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2018)
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    An important experimental program on Nuclear Astrophysics is being carried out at the n_TOF since several years, in order to address the still open issues in stellar and primordial nucleosynthesis. Several neutron capture ...
  • Commissioning of the BRIKEN beta-delayed neutron detector for the study of exotic neutron-rich nuclei 

    Tolosa-Delgado, Alvaro; Agramunt Ros, Jorge; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2018)
    Conference lecture
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    Beta-delayed neutron emission (Beta-n) is a form of radioactive decay in which an electron, an anti-neutrino and one or more neutrons are emitted. This process arises if the energy window of the decay Q_Beta is greater ...
  • Recent results in nuclear astrophysics at the n_TOF facility at CERN 

    Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, Józef; Audouin, Ludmila; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (PoS - Proceedings of Science, 2016)
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    The neutron time of flight (n_TOF) facility at CERN is a spallation source characterized by a white neutron spectrum. The innovative features of the facility, in the two experimental areas, (20 m and 185 m), allow for an ...
  • New measurement of the 242Pu(n,gamma) cross section at n TOF-EAR1 for MOX fuels: Preliminary results in the RRR 

    Lerendegui-Marco, J.; Guerrero, C.; Cortés-Giraldo, M.A.; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Gómez Hornillos, María Belén; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    The spent fuel of current nuclear reactors contains fissile plutonium isotopes that can be combined with 238U to make mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. In this way the Pu from spent fuel is used in a new reactor cycle, contributing ...
  • The measurement programme at the neutron time-of-flight facility n TOF at CERN 

    Gunsing, Frank; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, Józef; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    Neutron-induced reaction cross sections are important for a wide variety of research fields ranging from the study of nuclear level densities, nucleosynthesis to applications of nuclear technology like design, and criticality ...
  • The 33S(n,alpha)30Si cross section measurement at n TOF-EAR2 (CERN): From 0.01 eV to the resonance region 

    Sabaté-Gilarte, M.; Praena, J.; Porras, I.; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    The 33S(n,a)30Si cross section measurement, using 10B(n,a) as reference, at the n_TOF Experimental Area 2 (EAR2) facility at CERN is presented. Data from 0.01¿eV to 100¿keV are provided and, for the first time, the cross ...
  • Dissemination of data measured at the CERN n TOF facility 

    Dupont, E.; Otuka, N.; Cabellos, O.; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    The n TOF neutron time-of-flight facility at CERN is used for high quality nuclear data measurements from thermal energy up to hundreds of MeV. In line with the CERN open data policy, the n TOF Collaboration takes actions ...
  • Monte Carlo simulations of the n TOF lead spallation target with the Geant4 toolkit: A benchmark study 

    Lerendegui-Marco, J.; Cortés-Giraldo, M.A.; Guerrero Sánchez, Carlos; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    Monte Carlo (MC) simulations are an essential tool to determine fundamental features of a neutron beam, such as the neutron flux or the ¿ -ray background, that sometimes can not be measured or at least not in every position ...
  • The n TOF facility: Neutron beams for challenging future measurements at CERN 

    Chiaveri, E.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, Józef; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    The CERN n TOF neutron beam facility is characterized by a very high instantaneous neutron flux, excellent TOF resolution at the 185m long flight path (EAR-1), low intrinsic background and coverage of a wide range of neutron ...
  • 7Be(n,alpha) and 7Be(n,p) cross-section measurement for the cosmological lithium problem at the n TOF facility at CERN 

    Barbagallo, Massimo; Colonna, Nicola; Aberle, O.; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    The Cosmological Lithium Problem refers to the large discrepancy between the abundance of primordial 7Li predicted by the standard theory of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and the value inferred from the so-called “Spite plateau” ...
  • Time-of-flight and activation experiments on 147 Pm and 171 Tm for astrophysics 

    Guerrro Sánchez, Carlos; Lerendegui-Marco, J.; Domingo-Pardo, C; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban (EDP Sciences, 2016)
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    The neutron capture cross section of several key unstable isotopes acting as branching points in the s-process are crucial for stellar nucleosynthesis studies, but they are very challenging to measure due to the difficult ...
  • Characterization of the n TOF EAR-2 neutron beam 

    Chen, Y.L.; Tassan Got, Laurence; Audouin, Ludmila; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere (EDP Sciences, 2016)
    Conference lecture
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    The experimental area 2 (EAR-2) at CERNs neutron time-of-flight facility (n TOF), which is operational since 2014, is designed and built as a short-distance complement to the experimental area 1 (EAR-1). The Parallel Plate ...

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