Compact RF accelerators for nuclear waste characterization

Pisent, A. and Comunian, M. and Fagotti, E. and Grespan, F. (2023) Compact RF accelerators for nuclear waste characterization. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1826-9885

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Part of the management of radioactive waste produced by industrial, research or medical processes passes through their characterization with nuclear techniques using neutron sources (typically a D-T tube produces 106 n/pulse, 10 us 100 Hz). On the basis of what has been developed by INFN for other applications (IFMIF, ESS, BNCT...) it is possible to build a much more intense neutron source (109 n/pulse), based on a relatively compact 5 MeV RF linear accelerator and a thick beryllium target, exploiting 9Be(p,n)9B. This talk will recall what was discussed between SOGIN and INFN in recent years (MUNES project) in the light of the most recent results obtained by INFN in the field of linear accelerators.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 03:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 03:15

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