ATTENTION, JOUR EXCEPTIONNEL
The outstanding features of the existing CERN nTOF neutron beam are the very
high instantaneous neutron flux, excellent TOF resolution, low intrinsic
backgrounds and coverage of a wide range of neutron energies, from thermal
to a few GeV. These characteristics provide a unique possibility to perform
neutron-induced cross-section and angular distribution measurements for
applications in nuclear astrophysics, nuclear reactor technology and basic
nuclear physics. A wide variety of measurements have already been performed
since the facility became operational in 2001 and made available to the
nuclear data and nuclear physics community.
The overall efficiency of the experimental program and the range of possible
measurements achievable with the construction of a second experimental area
(EAR-2), vertically located 20 m on top of the nTOF spallation target, might
offer a substantial improvement in measurement sensitivities.
Few selected aspects of the study for the realisation of the installation upgrade will be