SONATE: an accelerator-driven neutron source

The LLB is currently evaluating the performances which can be achieved with high brillance "Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Source" (CANS). The aim is to be able to provide to the French neutron scattering community access to a suite of workshorse instruments on-par with the current LLB instruments at the horizon 2025.

In 2019 a big step forward has been acheived with the demonstration of efficiency of this type of facility (see DRF highlight in French


The possible layout of such a facility is presented below.  A compact proton accelerator would send proton pulses on two targets: a long pulse / low frequency target (2ms pulses, 20 Hz repetition rate) to low resolution instruments such as SANS, reflectometer, imaging and a short pulse / high frequency target (200µs, 100Hz) to higher resolution instruments (diffraction, ToF, spectroscopy).

#2755 - Last update : 05/06 2020


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