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Handbook of Spallation Research: Theory, Experiments and Applications

Handbook of Spallation Research: Theory, Experiments and Applications

Detlef Filges, Frank Goldenbaum

ISBN: 978-3-527-40714-9 December 2009 787 Pages


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This detailed and comprehensive reference to spallation -- from the foundations to the latest applications is the only work of its kind and is written by two internationally renowned researchers. Clearly divided into three parts, it begins with the basic principles, while the second part describes the proton-nucleus and proton-matter experiments so-called thin and thick target experiments in terms of secondary particle production as hadrons, pions, muons, photons, electrons, light and intermediate masses, isotope production, heating and energy deposition and materials damage.
Many of the experiments are associated with studies, investigations and the construction of spallation neutron sources since 1975 with emphasis on the most recent developments. The final part on technology and applications describes the various engineering problems associated with high intensity neutron spallation sources, ATW's, the needed accelerator systems, material and neutron issues, and high energy neutron source shielding aspects.
A must-have for engineers and physicists working in or entering this field.

1. The Spallation Process
2. The Intra-Nuclear Cascade Models
3. Evaporation and High Energy Fission
4. The Particle Transport in Matter
5. Particle Transport Simulation Code Systems
6. Materials Damage by High Energy Neutrons and Charged Particles
7. Shielding Issues
8. The Basic Parameters of Spallation Neutron Sources

9. Why Spallation Physics Experiments?
10. Proton-Nucleus Induced Secondary Particle Production -
The "Thin" Target Experiments
11. Proton-Matter Induced Secondary Particle Production -
The "Thick" Target Experiments
12. Neutron Production by proton, antiproton, deuteron, pion, and kaon Projectiles
13. Experiments to Study the Performance of Spallation Neutron Sources
14. Experiments on Radiation Damage in a Spallation Environment
15. Experiments to Shield High Energy Neutrons of Spallation Sources

16. Proton Drivers for Particle Production
17. The Accelerator based Neutron Spallation Sources
18. Target Engineering
19. Research with Neutrons
20. Accelerator Transmutation of Nuclear Waste -
21. Accelerator Production of Electrical Energy -
Energy Amplifying
22. Advanced Applications of Spallation Physics
23. Space Missions and Radiation in Space

A. Values of Fundamental Physical Constants and Relations
B. Basic Definitions in Nuclear Technology Concerning the Fuel Cycle
C. Material Properties of Structure and Target Materials
D. Moderator and Reflector Materials
E. Shielding Materials