The Frascati Neutron Generator: A multipurpose facility for physics and engineering

A. Pietropaolo, F. Andreoli, M. Angelone, U. Besi Vetrella, S. Fiore, S. Loreti, G. Pagano, R. Pilotti, M. Pillon

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Abstract

The Frascati Neutron Generator (FNG) started operations in November 1992 making available to EU fusion community 14 MeV neutrons at an emission rate of 1011s-1. The fusion community strongly supported the idea of international collaboration in neutronics experiments, data base and code improvement, development of (new) experimental techniques and detectors. FNG was designed and built in ENEA that also operates the machine at its own expenses. FNG is extensively used to perform benchmarks or mock-up experiments of interest to Fusion neutronics in turn validating nuclear data and codes. A number of activities in different fields within a series of collaborations are carried out at FNG so far.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources, ICANS 2017 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jun 2018 → …

Conference

Conference22nd Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources, ICANS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period4/6/18 → …

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Pietropaolo, A., Andreoli, F., Angelone, M., Vetrella, U. B., Fiore, S., Loreti, S., Pagano, G., Pilotti, R., & Pillon, M. (2018). The Frascati Neutron Generator: A multipurpose facility for physics and engineering. Paper presented at 22nd Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources, ICANS 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1021/1/012004