Neutron beams from deuteron breakup at the 88-Inch cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryM.A. McMahan1, L. Ahle1, D.L. Bleuel1, 2, L. Bernstein1, B.R. Barquest2, J. Cerny2, 3, L.H. Heilbronn4, C.C. Jewett3, I. Thompson1 and B. Wilson2
1 N-Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
2 Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
4 Life Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Published online: 21 May 2008
Accelerator-based neutron sources offer many advantages, in particular tunability of the neutron beam in energy and width to match the needs of the application. Using a recently constructed neutron beam line at the 88 Inch Cyclotron at LBNL, tunable high-intensity sources of quasi-monoenergetic and broad spectrum neutrons from deuteron breakup are under development for a variety of applications.
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