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Title: Cross section measurements at LANSCE for defense, science and applications

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) has three neutron sources that are used for nuclear science measurements. These sources are driven by an 800 MeV proton linear accelerator and cover an energy range from sub-thermal to hundreds of MeV. Research at the facilities is performed under the auspices of a US DOE user program under which research proposals are rated for merit by a program advisory committee and are scheduled based on merit and availability of beam time. A wide variety of instruments is operated at the neutron flight paths at LANSCE including neutron detector arrays, gamma-ray detector arrays, fission fragment detectors, and charged particle detectors. These instruments provide nuclear data for multiple uses that range from increasing knowledge in fundamental science to satisfying data needs for diverse applications such as nuclear energy, global security, and industrial applications. In addition, highlights of recent research related to cross sections measurements are presented, and future research initiatives are discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1234697
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--14-28517
Journal ID: ISSN 2100-014X; PII: epjconf_cgs2015_06002
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
EPJ Web of Conferences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Conference: International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, 2014-08-25, Dresden, Germany; Journal ID: ISSN 2100-014X
Publisher:
EDP Sciences
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS