The new vertical neutron beam line at the CERN n_TOF facility design and outlook on the performance

Weiss, C. and Bosnar, Damir and Žugec, Petar (n_TOF Collaboration) (2015) The new vertical neutron beam line at the CERN n_TOF facility design and outlook on the performance. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 799. pp. 90-98. ISSN 0168-9002

PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.
Language: English

Download (1MB) | Preview


At the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN a new vertical beam line was constructed in 2014, in order to extend the experimental possibilities at this facility to an even wider range of challenging cross-section measurements of interest in astrophysics, nuclear technology and medical physics.The design of the beam line and the experimental hall was based on FLUKA Monte Carlo simulations, aiming at maximizing the neutron flux, reducing the beam halo and minimizing the background from neutrons interacting with the collimator or back-scattered in the beam dump. The present paper gives an overview on the design of the beam line and the relevant elements and provides an outlook on the expected performance regarding the neutron beam intensity, shape and energy resolution, as well as the neutron and photon backgrounds.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: n_TOF facility; neutron time-of-flight; FLUKA; neutron cross-section measurement
Date: 23 July 2015
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2015 CERN for the benefit of the Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Received 29 June 2015. Received in revised form 8 July 2015. Accepted 16 July 2015. Available online 23 July 2015.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: IP-11-2013-1680
Publisher: Elsevier
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2017 19:51
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 10:51

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item