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 language||American English|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - 11 Jan 2013|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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).
- Accelerator-based neutron source
- Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
- Liquid-Lithium Target
- Maxwellian Averaged Cross-Section