14-15 April 2014
INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
Europe/Rome timezone

Scope and Topics

The focus of the workshop will be on the perspectives of intense neutron sources, in particular the requirements for the neutron spectra, the technological challenge of target with concentrated power deposition, and on their applications. Subtopics are:
  • Target cooling.
  • High power beams (with cyclotrons or RFQ/ESQ or other accelerators).
  • BNCT (boron neutron capture therapy).
  • Isotope preparation.
  • Spectra of neutrons (epithermal, thermal, few MeV, or other).
The scope of the workshop covers:
  • comparison of liquid targets  and  strongly cooled solid targets, cooling by liquid metals, safety of target in relation to site;
  • design of target for BNCT optimized spectra, spectra peaked to low energy neutron, neutron moderator;
  • production of medical isotopes with accelerators, BNCT applications, high power beam accelerators;
  • other applications of Accelerator based neutron production, including SEE (Single Event Effects) radiation damage studies in electronics and detectors calibration, Gen-IV-reactor-like neutron spectrum emulators for nuclear transmutation studies and integral cross section measurements, material science application,  neutron sources for art and heritages investigations.