UCANS V <br> 5th International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator - Driven Neutron Sources
Aula "Villi" (INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro)
INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
Viale dell'Università 2, Legnaro (Padova)
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, theUnion 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.