What is it about?

The Applied Nuclear Physics Group at Lund University is constructing a prototype CANS (Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Source). This CANS is based around an electrostatic accelerator, which is used to impinge deuterium beam into a beryllium target, producing neutrons. The design and simulation of the CANS are presented.

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Why is it important?

The motivation for the development of a CANS at Lund University is to expand the existing efforts in neutron related research. Applications will include: neutron activation analysis; development of novel instruments and methods for the purposes of nuclear safeguards; to test and categorise detectors for neutron scattering instrumentation; for work on thermal-neutron tagging; and as an educational platform.

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This page is a summary of: Development of a Pelletron-based compact neutron source, Journal of Neutron Research, January 2023, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/jnr-220026.
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