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Development of a Neutron Imaging Station at the n_TOF Facility of CERN and Applications to Beam Intercepting Devices

European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, 157 80 Athens, Greece
Atominstitut, Technische Universität Wien, 1040 Wien, Austria
CEA Saclay, Irfu, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Universidad de Sevilla, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
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Instruments 2019, 3(2), 32;
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 3 June 2019 / Accepted: 6 June 2019 / Published: 12 June 2019
A neutron radiography testing station has been developed exploiting the neutron beam of CERN’s n_TOF Experimental Area 2, located at the shortest distance to the neutron producing-target. The characteristics of the n_TOF neutron beam for the imaging setup are presented in this paper, together with the obtained experimental results. The results focused on the testing of several particle producing targets, including a spent antiproton production targets as well as targets from two different HiRadMat’s experiments. The possible developments of neutron imaging capabilities of the n_TOF facility in terms of detection-systems and beam-line upgrades are as well outlined. View Full-Text
Keywords: neutron radiography; inspection with neutrons neutron radiography; inspection with neutrons
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Mingrone, F.; Calviani, M.; Torregrosa Martin, C.; Aberle, O.; Bacak, M.; Chiaveri, E.; Fornasiere, E.; Perillo-Marcone, A.; Vlachoudis, V.; n_TOF Collaboration, T. Development of a Neutron Imaging Station at the n_TOF Facility of CERN and Applications to Beam Intercepting Devices. Instruments 2019, 3, 32.

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