Applications of nuclear data like neutron-induced reaction cross sections are related to research fields as stellar nucleosynthesis, the study of nuclear level densities and strength functions, and also play a key role in the safety and criticality assessment of existing and future nuclear reactors, in areas concerning radiation dosimetry, medical applications, transmutation of nuclear waste, accelerator-driven systems and fuel cycle investigations. The evaluations in nuclear data libraries are based both on experimental data and theoretical models. CERN's neutron time-of-flight facility n-TOF has produced a considerable amount of experimental data since it has become fully operational with the start of its scientific measurement programme in 2002. While for a long period a single measurement station (EAR1) located at 185 m from the neutron production target was available, the construction of a second beam line at 20 m (EAR2) in 2014 has substantially increased the measurement capabilities of the facility. An outline of the experimental nuclear data activities at CERN's neutron time-of-flight facility n-TOF will be presented.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jun 2015|
|Event||14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015 - Varenna, Italy|
Duration: 15 Jun 2015 → 19 Jun 2015
|Conference||14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015|
|Period||15/06/15 → 19/06/15|