Development of compact accelerator neutron source

  • Letourneau A
  • Marchix A
  • Tran N
  • et al.
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© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. There is a worldwide growing interest for small-scale and reduced-cost neutron sources not based on nuclear fission. High-intensity proton or deuteron beams impinging on light materials could be used to produce such neutron sources with intensities or brightness comparable to nuclear reactor for dedicated experiments. To develop such technologies several key technological issues have to be addressed. Among them the neutron production and the maximization of the neutron extraction and transport to the instrument is a key parameter for the design of high-brightness sources adapted for the required application. This issue have to be addressed with validated and predictive Monte-Carlo simulations. In this paper we present preliminary results on the use of Geant4 in the context of Compact Accelerator based Neutron Source (CANS) developments.




Letourneau, A., Marchix, A., Tran, N.-H., Chauvin, N., Menelle, A., Ott, F., & Schwindling, J. (2017). Development of compact accelerator neutron source. EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, 03018.

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