5th International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator - Driven Neutron Sources

chaired by Pierfrancesco Mastinu (LNL)
from to (Europe/Rome)
at INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro ( Aula "Villi" )
Viale dell'Università 2, Legnaro (Padova)
Description Advances in science and technology in the field of neutron science have been dominated by a fruitful combination of major international facilities supported by networks of smaller regional facilities. Recent advances in accelerator technology and neutronic design have made it possible to construct small-scale accelerator-driven neutron facilities that would be able to play a significant role in neutron technology and science. The neutron applications using compact accelerator driven neutron sources are now becoming more and more important since it can cover various fields such as material science, engineering, nuclear physics, cancer therapy, soft error and so on, therefore, they would play more significant role in the future.
To promote such activities, the Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources (UCANS) was established in 2010. Following fruitful meetings held in Beijing, Bloomington, Bilbao and Sapporo, we are organizing UCANS-V at INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova), Italy.


A. Accelerators and beam optics;
B. Target radiation damage and heat removal;
C. Moderator neutronics;
D. Optical devices;
E. Neutron detection;
F. Innovative instrumentation;
G. Material characterization;
H. Other neutron applications based on CANS;
I. Nuclear astrophysics;
J. Nuclear data measurements and evaluation;
K. Medical applications;
L. Computer simulations of CANS and instrument performance and data-analysis software.
Contact ucans_v@lnl.infn.it
Go to day
  • Tuesday, 12 May 2015
    • 15:00 - 15:30 REGISTRATION ( Palazzo Bo', Padova ( Archivio Antico ) )
    • 15:30 - 15:45 Welcome address 15' ( Palazzo Bo', Padova ( Archivio Antico ) )
    • 15:45 - 17:15 Opening Session
      Convener: Dario Bisello (PD)
      Location: Palazzo Bo', Padova ( Archivio Antico )
      • 15:45 ISIS May 2015: current status and future plans 30'
        Speakers: Robert McGreevy (ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source, UK), Carla Andreani (Università di Roma Tor vergata, Centro NAST e Dipartimento Fisica)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:15 KEK activity on J-PARC neutron facility and compact neutron sources 30'
        Speaker: Takashi Ino (KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Japan)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:45 European Spallation Source ESS: principles, status, perspectives 30'
        Speaker: Ferenc Mezei (European Spallation Source ESS AB)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 17:15 - 19:15 Welcome Cocktail ( Palazzo Bo', Padova ( Sala della Basilica ) )
  • Wednesday, 13 May 2015
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Bus transport Padova-LNL ( )
    • 09:00 - 09:50 REGISTRATION
    • 09:50 - 10:05 Welcome Address
    • 10:05 - 13:45 Nuclear Astrophysics and Nuclear Data
      Convener: Peter Schillebeeckx (EC-JRC-IRMM)
      • 10:05 Astrophysical quests for neutron capture data of unstable nuclei 30'
        Speaker: Franz Käppeler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:35 Neutron-capture Cross-section of 69,71Ga and 63,65Cu at 25 and 90 keV 20'
        Speaker: Clemens Beinrucker (Goethe University Frankfurt)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:55 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:25 Fostering European Collaborations: EUFRAT and work done at JRC-IRMM 20'
        Speaker: Wim Mondelaers (willy.mondelaers@ec.europa.eu)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:45 Characterization of nuclear material by neutron resonance transmission analysis 20'
        Speaker: Peter Schillebeeckx (EC-JRC-IRMM)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:05 Measurement of neutron diffraction with compact neutron source RANS 20'
        Speaker: Yoshimasa Ikeda (RIKEN)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:25 Measurement of the total cross section of heavy water in the 0.1 meV - 1 eV energy range at 20 and 50 ºC 20'
        Speaker: Jose Rolando Granada (Neutron Physics Department, Centro Atomico Bariloche)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:45 Experimental program on Nuclear Astrophysics at the CERN n_TOF facility 20'
        Speaker: Cristian Massimi (BO)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 13:05 BELINA – Beam Line for Nuclear Astrophysics at LNL 20'
        Speaker: Guido Martin-Hernandez (Centro de Aplicaciones Tecnológicas y Desarrollo Nuclear, 5ta y 30, Playa, La Habana, Cuba)
      • 13:25 Neutron sources based on medical Linac 20'
        Speaker: Marco Costa (TO)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 13:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( LNL Canteen )
    • 14:45 - 15:25 Neutron Detection
      Convener: Giuseppe Gorini (MIB)
      • 14:45 A single-crystal Diamond Detector Matrix for DT plasma diagnostic 20'
        Speaker: Marica Rebai (MIB)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:05 The research of large area neutron sensitive MCP at Tsinghua University 20'
        Speaker: Yigang Yang (Tsinghua University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 15:25 - 16:25 Medical Applications
      Convener: Yoshiaki Kiyanagi (Nagoya University)
      • 15:25 Monte Carlo Simulation of Accelerator-Based Epithermal Neutron Beams for Neutron Capture Therapy 20'
        Speaker: Ignacio Porras (University of Granada, Spain)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:45 BNCT neutron beam from accelerator 20'
        Speaker: Ian Postuma (PV)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:05 Development of a linac-based neutron source for BNCT with beryllium three-layer neutron target system 20'
        Speaker: Takashi Nakamoto (Cosylab Japan)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 16:25 - 16:40 Coffee Break ( )
    • 16:40 - 17:55 Poster Session
      • 16:40 HBS – A High Brilliant Neutron Source 1h15'
        Speakers: Tobias Cronert (Forschungszentrum Juelich), Jan Philipp Dabruck (Institute NET, RWTH Aachen University)
      • 16:40 Imaging of static objects using laser-driven neutron source 1h15'
        Speaker: Seyed Reza Mirfayzi (Queen's University Belfast)
      • 16:40 Fast-Neutron Generation by Laser-Driven Deuterium Ions from Ultrathin Targets 1h15'
        Speaker: Aaron Alejo (Queen's University of Belfast)
      • 16:40 Radiation Effects Research at LENS 1h15'
        Speaker: David Baxter (LENS, Indiana University)
      • 16:40 Development of a New Exclusive Function with a Center-of- Gravity Calculation for the 2012 Model 6Li Time Analyzer Neutron Detector System 1h15'
        Speaker: Setsuo Satoh (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK))
      • 16:40 Construction of an accelerator-driven compact neutron source for BNCT in Nagoya Univeristy 1h15'
        Speakers: Kazuki Tsuchida (Nagoya University), Yoshiaki Kiyanagi (Nagoya University)
      • 16:40 Shielding design of RIKEN Accelerator-driven Neutron Source (RANS) and brief introduction of XJTU-CANS plan 1h15'
        Speaker: Sheng Wang (RIKEN Institute/Xi'an Jiaotong University)
      • 16:40 Convertible Source System of Thermal neutron and X-ray at Hokkaido University Electron Linac Facility 1h15'
        Speaker: Takashi Kamiyama (Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
      • 16:40 Improvement of Neutron Source for the Development of Non-destructive Methods Adapted for Integrity Test of Next Generation Nuclear Fuels at KURRI-LINAC 1h15'
        Speaker: Tadafumi Sano (Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute)
      • 16:40 Upgrade of the IBA dynamitron as a high-intensity proton accelerator 1h15'
        Speaker: Denis Joassin (IBA)
      • 16:40 The ESS Hellium Cooled Target 1h15'
        Speaker: Sordo Fernando (Consorcio ESS-Bilbao)
    • 17:55 - 19:25 LNL Visit ( Laboratories ( LNL premises and facilities ) )
    • 19:25 - 19:55 Bus to Padova ( )
    • 20:15 - 22:15 Programme Committee Dinner ( )
  • Thursday, 14 May 2015
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Bus to LNL ( Aula "Villi" )
    • 09:00 - 14:40 Neutron Source Facilities
      Convener: Michihiro Furusaka (Hokkaido University)
      • 09:00 The SPES project at LNL 20'
        Speaker: Gianfranco Prete (LNL)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:20 The Helmholtz Neutron Strategy: Towards a High Brilliance Neutron Source 30'
        Speaker: Thomas Brückel (Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)
      • 09:50 ESS-BILBAO: On going activities 20'
        Speaker: Sordo Fernando (Consorcio ESS-Bilbao)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:10 NEPIR: A neutron irradiation facility at the SPES high intensity 70 MeV Cyclotron of LNL 20'
        Speaker: Jeffery Wyss (PD)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Multipurpose applications of the accelerator-based neutron source GENEPI2 20'
        Speaker: Francesca Villa (IN2P3/CNRS)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:20 Development of a compact, intense and ns-pulsed neutron source for the application in fast neutron radiography and tomography 20'
        Speaker: Benjamin Bromberger (Physikalisch- Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany and RI Research Instruments GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:40 The LENS facility in 2015 20'
        Speaker: David Baxter (LENS, Indiana University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:00 Intense Resonance Neutron Source at JINR: Status and Perspectives 20'
        Speaker: Valery Shvetsov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:20 RIKEN accelerator-driven compact neutron source RANS 20'
        Speaker: Yoshie OTAKE (RIKEN)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:40 Recent activity of Japan Collaboration of Accelerator driven Neutron Sources (JCANS) 20'
        Speaker: Yoshiaki Kiyanagi (Nagoya University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 13:00 Current Status of the Hokkaido University Neutron Source (HUNS) 20'
        Speaker: Michihiro Furusaka (Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 13:20 Lunch 1h0'
      • 14:20 LNL irradiation facilities for radiation damage studies 20'
        Speaker: Serena Mattiazzo (PD)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 14:40 - 17:30 Moderator Neutronics
      Convener: David Baxter (LENS, Indiana University)
      • 14:40 Design of neutron moderators for ESS 20'
        Speaker: Konstantin Batkov (European Spallation Source ESS AB, Lund, Sweden)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:00 to be defined 20'
      • 15:20 High Brilliant Neutron Source - Juelich 20'
        Speaker: Tobias Cronert (Forschungszentrum Juelich)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:40 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:10 Moderator Studies on Simple Geometries 20'
        Speaker: Knud Thomsen (Paul Scherrer Institut)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:30 Analysis of the premoderator temperature effect on the Moderator Brightness of a simple TMR model system 20'
        Speaker: Rolando Granada (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:50 Development of compound neutron moderator structures for small accelerator based neutron sources. 20'
        Speaker: Chris Franklyn (Necsa)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:10 High power laser driven neutron source and application 20'
        Speaker: Aaron Alejo (Queen's University of Belfast)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 17:30 - 18:00 Bus to Padova
    • 19:30 - 21:30 Social Dinner ( Caffé Pedrocchi ( Sala Rossini ) )
  • Friday, 15 May 2015
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Bus to LNL ( )
    • 09:00 - 10:40 High Power Target
      Convener: Sordo Fernando (Consorcio ESS-Bilbao)
      • 09:00 The SPES High Power ISOL production target 20'
        Speaker: Alberto Andrighetto (INFN Laboratori di Legnaro)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:20 ANEM: a rotating composite neutron production target for Single Event Effects Studies at the 70 MeV Cyclotron of LNL-INFN 20'
        Speaker: Luca Silvestrin (PD)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:40 The high power target for LENOS Project at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro of INFN-LNL 20'
        Speaker: Pierfrancesco Mastinu (LNL)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:00 Target choice for SARAF thermal neutron source 20'
        Speaker: Ido Silverman (Soreq)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:20 Experiment and Simulation of plasma window 20'
        Speaker: Kun Zhu (Peking University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break
    • 11:10 - 12:50 Accelerators and Beam Optics
      Convener: Xuewu Wang (Tsinghua University)
      • 11:10 MUNES project: an intense Multidisciplinar Neutron Source for BNCT and other applications based on a high intensity RFQ accelerator 20'
        Speaker: Andrea Pisent (LNL)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:30 Simulations of the high energy beam transport section (HEBT) at FRANZ 20'
        Speaker: Ole Hinrichs (IAP Frankfurt)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:50 Beam extraction and delivery at compact neutron sources 20'
        Speaker: Ferenc Mezei (European Spallation Source ESS AB)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:10 High intensity beams activities at CEA/Saclay 20'
        Speaker: Nicolas Chauvin (CEA, DSM/Irfu)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:30 Commissioning of the 3-MeV proton and neutron beam lines at CPHS: A status report on accelerator and neutron activities at Tsinghua University 20'
        Speaker: Xuewu Wang (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:50 - 13:10 Computer Simulation
      Convener: Xuewu Wang (Tsinghua University)
      • 12:50 Geant4 Simulation of the n_TOF Spallation Target 20'
        Speaker: Jorge Lerendegui (Universidad de Sevilla)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 13:10 - 14:10 Lunch
    • 14:10 - 16:20 Closure
      Convener: Chun K. Loong (Retired)
      • 14:10 UCANS Before UCANS 20'
        Speaker: John M. Carpenter (Argonne National Laboratory)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 14:30 The Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources: Past, Present, and Prospects 20'
        Speaker: Chun Loong (Retired)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 14:50 Discussion: Future of UCANS 1h30'
    • 16:20 - 16:50 Bus to Padova ( )