The development of compact neutron sources

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Many small research reactors used as neutron sources are being shut down. To replace them, new facilities are being developed. In particular, compact accelerator-based neutron sources can take up many of the activities previously supported by reactor-based facilities.

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Fig. 1: A conceptual CANS installation.

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Argonne National Laboratory work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357.

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Carpenter, J.M. The development of compact neutron sources. Nat Rev Phys 1, 177–179 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-019-0024-8

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