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Title: Operational status of the Los Alamos neutron science center (LANSCE)

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator and beam delivery complex generates the proton beams that serve three neutron production sources; the thermal and cold source for the Manuel Lujan Jr. Neutron Scattering Center, the Weapons Neutron Research (WNR) high-energy neutron source, and a pulsed Ultra-Cold Neutron Source. These three sources are the foundation of strong and productive multi-disciplinary research programs that serve a diverse and robust user community. The facility also provides multiplexed beams for the production of medical radioisotopes and proton radiography of dynamic events. The recent operating history of these sources will be reviewed and plans for performance improvement will be discussed, together with the underlying drivers for the proposed LANSCE Refurbishment project. The details of this latter project are presented in a separate contribution.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
992228
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-10-01216; LA-UR-10-1216
TRN: US1007708
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICANS XIX ; March 8, 2010 ; Grindelwald, Switzerland
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42; 43; ACCELERATORS; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; PERFORMANCE; PRODUCTION; PROTON BEAMS; PROTON RADIOGRAPHY; RADIOISOTOPES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SCATTERING; WEAPONS