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Title: Remote Handling in the Spallation Neutron Source Target Facility

Abstract

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a new Department of Energy facility located at ORNL, is the latest step in the development of accelerator-based neutron research facilities. SNS boasts a tenfold increase in neutron production over the most powerful short-pulse spallation facility in existence today, ISIS, located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom. It will ultimately be powered by a 2-MW, 1-GeV, 1-MHz proton linear accelerator measuring 1100 feet in length. One thousand beam pulses will be bunched in a ring and then directed to a flowing liquid mercury target that will convert the protons to a pulse of approximately 5 ? 1015 neutrons. The neutrons will then be slowed to useful energies and guided to 24 instruments where scientists from around the world will have the opportunity to undertake basic research in materials science.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
930725
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear News
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nuclear News; Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5574
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; FEET; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; MERCURY; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; ORNL; PRODUCTION; PROTONS; REMOTE HANDLING; SPALLATION; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Rennich, Mark J, and Burgess, Thomas W. Remote Handling in the Spallation Neutron Source Target Facility. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Rennich, Mark J, & Burgess, Thomas W. Remote Handling in the Spallation Neutron Source Target Facility. United States.
Rennich, Mark J, and Burgess, Thomas W. Sun . "Remote Handling in the Spallation Neutron Source Target Facility". United States.
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title = {Remote Handling in the Spallation Neutron Source Target Facility},
author = {Rennich, Mark J and Burgess, Thomas W},
abstractNote = {The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a new Department of Energy facility located at ORNL, is the latest step in the development of accelerator-based neutron research facilities. SNS boasts a tenfold increase in neutron production over the most powerful short-pulse spallation facility in existence today, ISIS, located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom. It will ultimately be powered by a 2-MW, 1-GeV, 1-MHz proton linear accelerator measuring 1100 feet in length. One thousand beam pulses will be bunched in a ring and then directed to a flowing liquid mercury target that will convert the protons to a pulse of approximately 5 ? 1015 neutrons. The neutrons will then be slowed to useful energies and guided to 24 instruments where scientists from around the world will have the opportunity to undertake basic research in materials science.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/930725}, journal = {Nuclear News},
issn = {0029-5574},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {1}
}