Dense granular Flows: a conceptual design of high-power neutron source
1 Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 730000, Nanchang Road 509, Chengguan, Lanzhou, China
2 Univeristy of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100049, Yuquan Road 19 A, Shijingshan, Beijing, China
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Published online: 30 June 2017
A high-power neutron source system is very useful for multifunctional applications, such as material facilities for advanced nuclear power, space radiation studies, radiography and tomography. Here the idea of inclined dense granular flow is utilized and developed in a new conceptual design of a compact high-power target to produce a high-energy and high-flux neutron irradiation (the flux is up to 1015 n/cm2/s or even 1016). Comparing to the traditional solid and liquid heavy metal targets, this design has advantages in material choice, fluid stability, heat removal, etc. In this paper the natures of the granular flows in an inclined chute are investigated and preliminary experimental and numerical results are reported. Then the feasibility of this design is discussed.
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