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Title: Note: Proton irradiation at kilowatt-power and neutron production from a free-surface liquid-lithium target

The free-surface Liquid-Lithium Target, recently developed at Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF), was successfully used with a 1.9 MeV, 1.2 mA (2.3 kW) continuous-wave proton beam. Neutrons (∼2 × 10{sup 10} n/s having a peak energy of ∼27 keV) from the {sup 7}Li(p,n){sup 7}Be reaction were detected with a fission-chamber detector and by gold activation targets positioned in the forward direction. The setup is being used for nuclear astrophysics experiments to study neutron-induced reactions at stellar energies and to demonstrate the feasibility of accelerator-based boron neutron capture therapy.
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  1. Soreq NRC, Yavne 81800 (Israel)
  2. (Israel)
  3. Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308869
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; ACTIVATION DETECTORS; ASTROPHYSICS; BORON; FISSION CHAMBERS; GOLD; KEV RANGE; LITHIUM; LITHIUM 7; MEV RANGE; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; NEUTRON EMISSION; NEUTRON REACTIONS; NEUTRONS; PROTON BEAMS; PROTON REACTIONS