Fusion based neutron sources for security applications: Energy optimisation

S. Albright, R. Seviour

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There is a growing interest in the use of neutrons for national security. The majority of work on security focuses on the use of either sealed tube DT fusors or fission sources, e.g. Cf-252. Fusion reactions enable the energy of the neutron beam to be chosen to suit the application, rather than the application being chosen based on the available neutron beam energy. In this paper we discuss simulations of fusion reactions demonstrating the broad range of energies available and methods for adapting the neutron beam energy produced by target/projectile combinations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2014: Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501328
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Event5th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014
Conference number: 5
http://inspirehep.net/record/1122761?ln=en (Link to Conference Details)


Conference5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC'14
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