Neutron production by stopping 55 MeV deuterons in carbon and heavy water

  • G. Lhersonneau
  • T. Malkiewicz
  • P. JonesEmail author
  • S. Ketelhut
  • W. H. Trzaska
Special Article - Tools for Experiment and Theory


Neutron production by stopping 55 MeV deuterons in thick carbon and heavy-water targets has been measured by the activation method. The geometry was close to the one defined for the SPIRAL2 uranium-carbide target in the initial phase. A comparative method for obtaining the neutron flux has been used and is presented in detail. The neutron flux generated by 55 MeV deuterons on carbon is 2.3 times the flux at the deuteron energy of 40 MeV. The flux further increases by a factor 1.4 when using a heavy-water target. These results are discussed in the context of an energy upgrade of the SPIRAL2 driver accelerator.


Neutron Energy Neutron Spectrum Neutron Yield Neutron Production Smooth Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lhersonneau
    • 1
  • T. Malkiewicz
    • 2
  • P. Jones
    • 3
    Email author
  • S. Ketelhut
    • 3
  • W. H. Trzaska
    • 3
  1. 1.GANILCaen Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Institut Polytechnique de GrenobleLPSC, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, CNRS/IN2P3Grenoble CedexFrance
  3. 3.JYFL, Department of PhysicsUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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