By Christopher R Gould, Robert Haight, Paul E Koehler
The spallation neutron resource (SNS) being outfitted on the Oak Ridge nationwide Laboratory (ORNL) might be by means of some distance the top flux pulsed resource of epithermal neutrons on this planet while it comes on-line in 2006. even though the most thrust of the technology programme on the SNS can be fabrics technological know-how, the power may provide awesome possibilities for examine in nuclear astrophysics, primary symmetries, and utilized nuclear physics. to check the present prestige of those fields and to start to gather the clinical case and the group of researchers for destiny experiments on the SNS, a workshop on ''Astrophysics, Symmetries, and utilized Physics'' was once held in March 2002 on the ORNL. Over 60 scientists, representing eleven US and 4 international universities in addition to many nationwide laboratories all over the world, participated within the workshop. The court cases describe the country of study in these fields and the longer term possibilities on the SNS.
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It is planned t o detect are the strengths of some of t h e keV-range neutron resonances of P b and Bi. In addition to the nuclear astrophysics motivation, it is perhaps useful t o mention here t h a t the capture cross sections of P b and Bi, in a wide energy region, are requested for the development of accelerator-driven systems (ADS) for nuclear waste transmutation. Some of these nuclear devices are designed to use a Pb-Bi eutectic as neutron spallation source as well as coolant. T h e experimental determination of capture strengths for P b and Bi are clearly basic requirements for the ADS design.
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