Forschungszentrum Jülich presents its approach to a new neutron source


The Jülich project team aims to implement an extremely compact neutron source using accelerators with relatively low final energy through the newest technological developments relating to target, moderators, beam extraction, beam guidance and neutron optics. Optimized for specific types of studies, for instance on small samples, it is set to ideally complement the larger, international facilities. (Grafics: Forschungszentrum Jülich)


The accelerator technology to produce highly brilliant radiation works also well with neutrons. Here, accelerated deuterium atoms hit metal foils as e.g. beryllium setting free neutrons. This concept Forschungszentrum Jülich wants to implement in the period 2028-2033, thus creating a national source for very specific applications.

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