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Title Baseline design of a low energy neutron source at ESS-Bilbao
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Abstract This article briefly describes the basic design of the ESS-Bilbao neutron target station as well as its expected neutronic performance. The baseline engineering design, associated ancillary systems, and plant layout for the facility is now complete. A rotating target composed of twenty beryllium plates has been selected as the best choice in terms of both neutron yield and engineering complexity. It will provide neutron beams with a source term of 10^{15} n s-1 resulting from the direct 9Be(p; xn) reaction using a 75 mA proton beam at 50 MeV. The design envisages a target station equipped with two fully optimized moderators capable of withstanding a proton-beam power of 112 kW. This design is flexible enough to accommodate future upgrades in final proton energy. The envisaged neutron-beam brightness will enable several applications, including the use of cold and thermal neutrons for condensed matter research as well as fast-neutron irradiation studies. We close by discussing the role that this facility may play once the European Spallation Source becomes operational in Lund, Sweden.
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Journal Article Phys Procedia 60 (2014): 125-137. Is in proceedings of: 3rd International Meeting of the Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources, UCANS III, 31 July–3 August 2012, Bilbao, Spain & the 4th International Meeting of the Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources, UCANS IV, 23-27 September 2013, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (UCANS III), Bilbao, Spain. doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.11.019 2014
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