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Hadrons and Nuclei


Eur. Phys. J. A 11, 59-78 (2001)

Modeling a neutron-rich nuclei source

M. Mirea1, 2, O. Bajeat1, F. Clapier1, F. Ibrahim1, A.C. Mueller1, N. Pauwels1 and J. Proust1

1  Institut de Physique Nucléaire, 91406, Orsay Cedex, France
2  Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Tandem Lab., P.O.Box MG-6, Bucarest, Romania

mirea@ifin.nipne.ro

(Received: 1 December 2000 / Revised version: 19 March 2001 Communicated by D. Guerrau)

Abstract
The deuteron break-up process in a suitable converter gives rise to intense neutron beams. A source of neutron-rich nuclei based on the neutron-induced fission can be realised using these beams. A theoretical optimization of such a facility as a function of the incident deuteron energy is reported. The model used to determine the fission products takes into account the excitation energy of the target nucleus and the evaporation of prompt neutrons. Results are presented in connection with a converter-target specific geometry.

PACS
25.85.Ca - Spontaneous fission.
25.85.Ec - Neutron-induced fission.
24.75.+i - General properties of fission.

© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag 2001