1. General Seminars

The first user-oriented experimental campaign at the HOTNES facility

by Dr Antonino Pietropaolo (ENEA Nuclear Tecnologies Laboratory)

ENEA Aula B. Brunelli (LNF INFN)

ENEA Aula B. Brunelli


The HOmogeneous Thermal NEutron Source (HOTNES) is a new type of thermal neutron irradiation assembly developed by the ENEA-INFN collaboration. The facility was fully characterized in terms of neutron field and dosimetric quantities, by either computational and experimental methods. The results of the first “HOTNES users program”, carried out in 2016, and covering a variety of thermal neutron detectors such as scintillators, solid-state, single crystal diamond and gaseous detectors will be presented and the future perspectives outlined.