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Abstract's title: LINUS: the Legnaro integrated neutron sources suite
Submitting author: Luca Silvestrin
Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare & Department of Physics and Astronomy - University of Padua
Affiliation Address: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova, Italy Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova, via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova, Italy
Country: Italy
Oral presentation/Poster (Author's request): Oral presentation
Other authors and affiliations: D. Bisello (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova), J. Esposito (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Legnaro), C-K. Loong (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova), M. Maggiore (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Legnaro), P. Mastinu (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Legnaro), Wyss J. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, DiCEM and University of Cassino) (1) (2) Viale dell’Università, 2 I-35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy (3) via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova, Italy (4) DiCEM, University of Cassino, via Di Biasio 43, I-03043 Cassino (FR), Italy
Abstract

At INFN-Legnaro (LNL) there is an ongoing effort to create a suite of neutron sources based on two high current proton accelerators: a 5 MeV (30 mA) linac developed at LNL and the new 35-70 MeV (0.75 mA) cyclotron of SPES.
The LNL 70 MeV proton cyclotron will feed a quasi mono-energetic neutron source for multi-disciplinary applications and an atmospheric-like neutron source for studying neutron-induced Single Event Effects in electronics.

It is also in progress the study of high power neutron sources, to be driven by a lower energy (5 MeV) high current beam, exploiting the CN proton accelerator (6 MeV, 3 microA) to test prototypes performance. These targets will be dedicated to produce cold, thermal, epithermal, and fast neutrons (up to ~5 MeV) for a variety of research programs, including: materials characterization by neutron resonance analysis technique, neutron instrumentation, imaging, nuclear astrophysics, neutron data for MC development and boron neutron capture therapy R&D.