Sep 20 – 24, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

Pulsed Intense Lithium Beam Acceleration Test for Neutron Generator

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Poster Applications and related technologies Poster Session 2


Masahiro Okamura (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


We are proposing inverse kinematic pulsed neutron production with linear accelerators and a laser ion source. The inverse kinematic scenario is to use a lithium driver beam instead of a conventional proton beam and is effective to mitigate undesired radiation emission and provide highly directed neutron flux. To demonstrate the capability of intense neutron flux, we build a new front end of the proposed neutron production system, which consists of a laser ion source, ablation plasma confinement solenoid, and radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac. We have succeeded to obtain more than 30 mA of Li3+ beam which was detected behind a bending magnet. The detailed experimental setup and beam performance will be explained.

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Primary authors

Dr Antonino Cannavò (Nuclear Physics Institute of CAS, Czech Republic) Masahiro Okamura (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Dr Giovanni Ceccio (Nuclear Physics Institute of CAS, Czech Republic) Kazumasa Takahashi (Nagaoka University of Technology) Sergey Kondrashev (BNL) Shunsuke Ikeda Takeshi Kanesue (BNL)

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