Hispanos (hispalis neutron source) at cnainstallation and commissioning of the first neutron time of flight beamline in spain

  1. Miguel Macías Martínez
Supervised by:
  1. Antonio Javier Praena Rodríguez Director
  2. Begoña Fernández Martínez Director

Defence university: Universidad de Sevilla

Year of defence: 2019

  1. Joaquín Gómez Camacho Chair
  2. Javier Garcia Lopez Secretary
  3. Alberto Mengoni Committee member
  4. Adrianus Johannes Maria Plompen Committee member
  5. María José García Borge Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 604998 DIALNET


The PhD dissertation arises with the idea of providing pulsed neutron sources with different energies and angular distributions at Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) in Seville (Spain), which could be generated by 7Li(p,n) and D(d,n) reactions. In order to provide pulsed beams, a chopping/bunching system has been installed and commissioned, as well as new equipment has been added to better monitor and control the beam in a new dedicated neutron line of the Tandem Accelerator at CNA. The goal of this project was the first measurement of the 7Li(p,n)7Be (Ep=1912keV) angular-energy neutron field at the implemented HiSPANoS time-of-flight facility at CNA from 2.5 to 130keV. The measurement has been performed in the summer of 2018. In order to carry out the measurement, a lithium-metallic target, acquisition system, and data analysis became essential to develop. Afterwards, given the experience acquired, a novel neutron field, 7Li(p,n)7Be at Ep=1950keV, was measured at HiSPANoS time-of-flight facility. This measurement is of interest in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) as neutron source.