Simulation of the neutron spectrum from the 7Li(p,n) reaction with a liquid-lithium target at Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility

M. Friedman*, D. Cohen, M. Paul, D. Berkovits, Y. Eisen, G. Feinberg, G. Giorginis, S. Halfon, A. Krása, A. J.M. Plompen, A. Shor

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Abstract

The 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction has been used for the last 25 years to produce quasi-Maxwellian neutrons in order to measure Maxwellian-Averaged Cross-Sections in the relevant temperatures for stellar nucleosynthesis. A liquid-lithium target at the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility is expected to allow us to perform such measurements at higher neutron intensities. Here we describe a Monte Carlo tool, SimLiT, developed to evaluate neutron spectra, intensities and angular distributions resulting from this reaction. We also demonstrate the feasibility to couple SimLiT with an advanced transport code, resulting in a powerful tool for planning and analysis of experiments using the 7Li(p,n) reaction as a neutron source.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume698
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Jan 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We should like to thank D. Kijel, R. Reifarth and S. Schmidt for useful discussions. This work was supported by the Pazi Foundation and by the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF).

Keywords

  • Accelerator-based neutron source
  • Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
  • Li(p,n)Be
  • Liquid-Lithium Target
  • Maxwellian Averaged Cross-Section

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