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Mar 20 – 23, 2023
Campus Garching
Europe/Berlin timezone

The High Brilliance Neutron Source Target Stations

Mar 20, 2023, 4:00 PM
Yards 4 - 6 (Fakultät für Maschinenwesen)

Yards 4 - 6

Fakultät für Maschinenwesen

Board: MO-271
Poster Micro-Symposium CANS Poster Session MONDAY


Paul Zakalek (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)


The advent of high-current accelerator systems launched the development of high-current accelerator-driven neutron sources (HiCANS) utilizing low energy nuclear reactions. This development can counteract the increasing shutdown of existing fission-based neutron sources and a resulting decline in available neutron beam days as well as establishing HiCANS as a next generation national neutron source.

A main component of a HiCANS is the target station used to release neutrons, to moderate the neutrons to the required energy in the keV or meV range, to extract the neutrons to the instruments with the proper phase space volume as well as to shield the surrounding equipment. Within the High-Brilliance neutron Source (HBS) project, three target stations will be operated simultaneously with one long pulse, and two medium pulse proton beams. The target stations have target / moderator / reflector geometries optimized to the specific proton beam structure resulting in tailored neutron beams for different groups of neutron instruments.

At the ECNS conference, we will present the general design ideas of such HiCANS target stations, show the flexibility they offer and present the resulting TMR assemblies for the HBS project.

This work is part of the collaboration within ELENA and LENS on the development of HiCANS.

Primary authors

Alexander Schwab Eric Mauerhofer (Foschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) Jingjing Li (JCNS-HBS) Johannes Baggemann (FZ Jülich) Dr Junyang Chen (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Jörg Voigt (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Klaus Lieutenant (FZJ) Mr Norberto Schmidt (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Paul Zakalek (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) Qi Ding Romuald Hanslik (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Sebastian Eisenhut (TU Dresden) Thomas Gutberlet (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Ulrich Rücker (JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jülich) Yannick Beßler (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Zhanwen Ma (Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)

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