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with Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna Login
Activation measurement of neutron production and transport in a thick lead target and a uranium blanket during 4 GeV deuteron irradiation

Author
Suchopár Martin, Ing. Ph.D. Institute of Physics ASCR
Wagner Vladimír, RNDr. CSc. Nuclear Physics Institute of the ASCR
Svoboda O. Nuclear Physics Institute of the ASCR
Vrzalová Jitka, Ing. Ph.D. Nuclear Physics Institute of the ASCR, JINR Dubna
Chudoba Petr, RNDr. Ing. Institute of Physics ASCR
Tichý Pavel, Ing. Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering CTU, JINR Dubna
Majerle Mitja , Mgr. Ph.D. Nuclear Physics Institute of the ASCR
Adam Jindřich, promovaný fyzik CSc. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication Brno University of Technology
Závorka Lukáš, Ing. Ph.D. Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering CTU
et al.  different institutions

Year
2018

Scientific journal
Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A, 908, 347-360

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Abstract
Several simple accelerator-driven system (ADS) setups were irradiated by relativistic proton and deuteron beams in last years at the Nuclotron synchrotron site of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia. This paper is dedicated to a 4 GeV deuteron irradiation of a setup called Energy plus Transmutation (E +T), consisting of a lead target, natural uranium blanket, and polyethylene shielding. This paper represents the finalization of data analysis and concludes systematics of the proton and deuteron experiments carried out with the E + T setup. Activation detectors served for monitoring of proton and deuteron beams and for measurements of neutron field distribution in model ADS studies. Products of reactions with thresholds up to 106 MeV as well as non-threshold reactions were observed in the samples. The yields of the produced isotopes were determined using the gamma-ray spectrometry and compared with Monte Carlo simulations performed with the MCNPX transport code.

Cite article as:
M. Suchopár, V. Wagner, O. Svoboda, J. Vrzalová, P. Chudoba, P. Tichý, M. Majerle, J. Adam, L. Závorka, . et al., "Activation measurement of neutron production and transport in a thick lead target and a uranium blanket during 4 GeV deuteron irradiation", Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A, 908, 347-360 (2018)