Commissioning of the n-TOF-Ph2 facility

The n_TOF Collaboration

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The white spectrum neutron time-of-flight facility n-TOF is operating at CERN since 2001. The neutron beam has a very high instantaneous flux and high resolution in energy. The long distance of 187 m between the spallation target and the experimental area implies a favorable signal to background ratio for neutron capture and fission studies on radioactive isotopes, thus making the facility well suited for accurate cross-sections measurements. This is especially true for highly radioactive targets which are of major importance in new nuclear energy systems such as Gen-IV reactors, especially for those with a fast spectrum. Combined with state-of-the-art detectors and with advanced data acquisition systems, the innovative characteristics of the n-TOF neutron beam allows one to collect data on a variety of stable and radioactive isotopes of interest for nuclear astrophysics and for applications in advanced reactor technologies. The n-TOF facility resumed operation in 2008 after the old spallation target had been replaced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781617820014
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 9 May 201014 May 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010


ConferenceInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Beam characteristics
  • Commissioning phase
  • N-TOF neutron time-of-flight facility


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