General use of low-dimensional moderators in neutron sources

L. Zanini*, F. Mezei, K. Batkov, E. Klinkby, A. Takibayev

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    The European Spallation Source (ESS) will use low-dimensional moderators for cold and thermal neutron production. Low-dimensional moderators deliver higher slow neutron brightness compared to conventional volume moderators. The concepts developed at ESS could be used in reactors and compact neutron sources to reach large increases in neutron flux to the experiments, compared to common practice. For reactors, the smaller volume of the moderators allows positioning them at the optimum flux region. For compact neutron sources, the reduced heat deposition and lower radiation environment allows for particularly efficient implementation of the ESS concepts. Using tube moderators in a compact source would allow reaching a higher brightness per unit yield at least a factor of 4, with respect to a spallation source.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012009
    Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event22nd Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources - University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Duration: 27 Mar 201731 Mar 2017
    Conference number: 22


    Conference22nd Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources
    LocationUniversity of Oxford
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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