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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Int Workshop on Compound Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics
EditorsM. Krticka, F. Becvar, J. Kroll
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International Workshop on Compound Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics (CNR) - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 19 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

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NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume21
ISSN (Print)2100-014X

Conference

Conference3rd International Workshop on Compound Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics (CNR)
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period19/09/1123/09/11

Abstract

The neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN, Switzerland, operational since 2001, delivers neutrons using the Proton Synchrotron (PS) 20 GeV/c proton beam impinging on a lead spallation target. The facility combines a very high instantaneous neutron flux, an excellent time of flight resolution due to the distance between the experimental area and the production target (185 meters), a low intrinsic background and a wide range of neutron energies, from thermal to GeV neutrons. These characteristics provide a unique possibility to perform neutron-induced capture and fission cross-section measurements for applications in nuclear astrophysics and in nuclear reactor technology.The most relevant measurements performed up to now and foreseen for the future will be presented in this contribution. The overall efficiency of the experimental program and the range of possible measurements achievable with the construction of a second experimental area (EAR-2), vertically located 20 m on top of the n_TOF spallation target, might offer a substantial improvement in measurement sensitivities. A feasibility study of the possible realisation of the installation extension will be also presented.

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