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HIGH-ENERGY QUASI-MONOENERGETIC NEUTRON FIELDS: EXISTING FACILITIES AND FUTURE NEEDS

Pomp, S. and Bartlett, D.T. and Mayer, S. and Reitz, G. and Röttger, S. and Silari, M. and Smit, F.D. and Vincke, H. and Yasuda, H. (2013) HIGH-ENERGY QUASI-MONOENERGETIC NEUTRON FIELDS: EXISTING FACILITIES AND FUTURE NEEDS. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Epub ahead of print (in Press). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/rpd/nct259. ISSN 0144-8420.

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Abstract

The argument that well-characterised quasi-monoenergetic neutron (QMN) sources reaching into the energy domain >20 MeV are needed is presented. A brief overview of the existing facilities is given, and a list of key factors that an ideal QMN source for dosimetry and spectrometry should offer is presented. The authors conclude that all of the six QMN facilities currently in existence worldwide operate in sub-optimal conditions for dosimetry. The only currently available QMN facility in Europe capable of operating at energies >40 MeV, TSL in Uppsala, Sweden, is threatened with shutdown in the immediate future. One facility, NFS at GANIL, France, is currently under construction. NFS could deliver QMN beams up to about 30 MeV. It is, however, so far not clear if and when NFS will be able to offer QMN beams or operate with only so-called white neutron beams. It is likely that by 2016, QMN beams with energies >40 MeV will be available only in South Africa and Japan, with none in Europe.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/84867/
Document Type:Article
Title:HIGH-ENERGY QUASI-MONOENERGETIC NEUTRON FIELDS: EXISTING FACILITIES AND FUTURE NEEDS
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pomp, S. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, 75120 Uppsala, Sweden UNSPECIFIED
Bartlett, D.T.Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UKUNSPECIFIED
Mayer, S.Paul Scherrer Institut, Radiation Metrology Section, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland UNSPECIFIED
Reitz, G.German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Röttger, S.Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Silari, M.CERN, Geneva, Switzerland UNSPECIFIED
Smit, F.D.iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences, Somerset West 7129, South AfricaUNSPECIFIED
Vincke, H.CERN, Geneva, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Yasuda, H.UNSCEAR Secretariat, Vienna, Austria UNSPECIFIED
Date:2013
Journal or Publication Title:Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Epub ahead of print (in Press)
DOI :10.1093/rpd/nct259
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0144-8420
Status:Published
Keywords:Quasi-Monoenergetic Neutron (QMN) sources, QMN facilities in Europe and worldwide
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:25 Oct 2013 11:23
Last Modified:25 Oct 2013 11:23

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