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Workshop on Opportunities with a Neutron Target Facility

Aug 19, 2019 8:30 AM - Aug 20, 2019 5:00 PM
Eldorado Hotel & Spa
Santa Fe, NM
Nina Roelofs

Event Description

Neutron-induced reactions play a key role in understanding such diverse scientific fields as nuclear astrophysics, stockpile stewardship, reactor performance, and nuclear forensics.

For many of these endeavors, reactions on short-lived nuclei offer key insights into the physical environment. Neutron reactions on short-lived nuclei have presented particular challenges, however, as both beam and target are unstable.

In a revolutionary development, a first concept has been proposed for performing neutron induced reactions using thermalized neutrons from a spallation target with short-lived charged particles in a storage ring. One possible driver for the spallation target and an ISOL-based rare isotope beam factory is the proton accelerator at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center.

In this two-day workshop, we will discuss technical concepts for the spallation source, the ISOL source, and the storage ring as well as potential applications for stockpile stewardship, nuclear forensics, and basic science. Finally, we will open the discussion to possible applications of post-accelerated ISOL beams prior to ring injection.

See the agenda.

Chairs: Aaron Couture (LANL) and Shea Mosby (LANL)