A new method of creating high intensity neutron source

T. Masuda, A. Yoshimi, M. Yoshimura

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We propose a new scheme of producing an intense neutron beam whose yields may exceed those of the existing facilities by a few to several orders of magnitude in the sub-eV region. This scheme employs a MeV gamma beam extracted from circulating quantum ions, which has been recently proposed. The gamma beam is directed to a deuteron target and the photo-disintegration process generates a neutron beam. The calculated neutron energy spectrum is nearly flat down to the neV range, and thus there exists a possibility to utilize a good quality of neutrons especially in sub-eV energy region without using a moderator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1750076
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017


  • MeV gamma ray beam
  • Neutron source
  • heavy ion synchrotron
  • photo-disintegration of deuteron
  • quantum coherence
  • time-reversal invariance
  • ultracold neutrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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