The measurement programme at the neutron time-of-flight facility n TOF at CERN
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AuthorGunsing, F.; TOF Collaboration; Porras Sánchez, José Ignacio; Praena Rodríguez, Antonio Javier
Gunsing, F.; et.al. The measurement programme at the neutron time-of-flight facility n TOF at CERN. EPJ Web of Conferences 146, 11002 (2017) ND2016 [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/52177]
Neutron-induced reaction cross sections are important for a wide variety of research fields ranging from the study of nuclear level densities, nucleosynthesis to applications of nuclear technology like design, and criticality and safety assessment of existing and future nuclear reactors, radiation dosimetry, medical applications, nuclear waste transmutation, accelerator-driven systems and fuel cycle investigations. Simulations and calculations of nuclear technology applications largely rely on evaluated nuclear data libraries. The evaluations in these libraries are based both on experimental data and theoretical models. CERN’s neutron time-of-flight facility n TOF has produced a considerable amount of experimental data since it has become fully operational with the start of its scientific measurement programme in 2001. While for a long period a single measurement station (EAR1) located at 185 m from the neutron production target was available, the construction of a second beam line at 20 m (EAR2) in 2014 has substantially increased the measurement capabilities of the facility. An outline of the experimental nuclear data activities at n TOF will be presented.