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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2010, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (2): 69-71 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.69-71

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Target optimization for a 10-MeV E-beam neutron converter

TABBAKH Farshid 1,* KHALAFI Hossein2   

  1. 1Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Irradiation and Application Research School, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Tehran, Iran 2Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Tehran 1439951113, Iran
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TABBAKH Farshid, KHALAFI Hossein. Target optimization for a 10-MeV E-beam neutron converter.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2010, 21(2): 69-71     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.69-71

Abstract:

Accelerator-based target design and optimization is an approach for neutron generation. The target plays an important role for a neutron source on an electron accelerator. For optimizing a neutron source using 10 MeV electron beams of Rhodotron-TT200, Pb, Ta, or W alloys with Be were calculated as photo-neutron converter. The neutron yield, flux and energy were simulated using the MCNPX code. The results indicate that a 10 MeV electron beam is capable of producing high-intensity neutron flux of 1013n·cm–2·s–1 with average energy of 0.8 MeV.

Key words: Rhodotron-TT200, Photonuclear interaction, Electron Beam, Photo-neutron