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

S. Halfon, A. Arenshtam, D. Kijel, M. Paul, L. Weissman, O. Aviv, D. Berkovits, O. Dudovitch, Y. Eisen, I. Eliyahu, G. Feinberg, G. Haquin, N. Hazenshprung, A. Kreisel, I. Mardor, G. Shimel, A. Shor, I. Silverman, M. Tessler, Z. Yungrais

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Abstract

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 10 n/s having a peak energy of ∼27 keV) from the 7Li(p,n)7Be 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056105
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

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