LICORNE: A new and unique facility for producing intense, kinematically focused neutron beams at the IPN Orsay
1 Institut de Physique Nucléaire Orsay, 91406 Orsay, France
2 European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre IRMM, Retieseweg 111, 2440 Geel, Belgium
3 Fundamental Fysik, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden
4 CSNSM Orsay, 91405 Orsay, France
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Published online: 13 December 2013
LICORNE is a new neutron source recently installed at the tandem accelerator of the Institut de Physique Nucléaire d'Orsay, where a Li7-beam is used to bombard a hydrogen-containing target to produce an intense forward-directed neutron beam. The directionality of the beam, which is the unique characteristic of LICORNE, will permit the installation of γ-ray detectors dedicated to the investigation of fission fragment de-excitation which are unimpeded by neutrons from the source. A first experimental program will focus on the measurement of prompt γ-ray emission in the neutron-induced fission of fertile and fissile isotopes at incident neutron energies relevant for the core design of Generation-IV nuclear reactors. Other potential uses of the LICORNE facility for both fundamental and applied physics research are also presented.
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