Handbook of Spallation Research: Theory, Experiments and Applications

Handbook of Spallation Research: Theory, Experiments and Applications

By: Detlef Filges (author), Frank Goldenbaum (author)Hardback

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This detailed and comprehensive reference to spallation -- from the foundations to the latest applications is the only work of its kind and is written by two internationally renowned researchers. Clearly divided into three parts, it begins with the basic principles, while the second part describes the proton-nucleus and proton-matter experiments so-called thin and thick target experiments in terms of secondary particle production as hadrons, pions, muons, photons, electrons, light and intermediate masses, isotope production, heating and energy deposition and materials damage. Many of the experiments are associated with studies, investigations and the construction of spallation neutron sources since 1975 with emphasis on the most recent developments. The final part on technology and applications describes the various engineering problems associated with high intensity neutron spallation sources, ATW's, the needed accelerator systems, material and neutron issues, and high energy neutron source shielding aspects. A must-have for engineers and physicists working in or entering this field.

About Author

Detlef Filges studied physics at the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz, Germany, and received his Dr.rer.nat. from the RWTH Aachen ,Germany, in 1977. He worked from 1968-1972 at BBC/Krupp company on HTGR rector technology and accepted a post at the Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH in 1972. He hold a leading scientist position at the Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH and became deputy director at the Institute for Nuclear Physics in 1994. Since 1992 Professor Fliges teaches nuclear and spallation physics, radiation protection and particle transport in matter not only at the Bergische Universitat, Wuppertal, Germany, but also as a visiting professor at the Technical University Graz, Austria. His research interests focus on medium and high energy particle physics, spallation sources, reactor physics and fusion technology. He has authored more than 550 scientific papers. Frank Goldenbaum studied physics at the Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany, and received his Dr.rer.nat. degree from CERN, Geneva, and Hahn-Meitner-Institute, Berlin, in 1996. After a two years CEA appointment at the Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds, France, in 1998 he was offered a post at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH. Since 1993 his research interests focus on nuclear reaction mechanisms such as spallation physics, multifragmentation, fission and vaporization in the intermediate and high energy regime. His habilitation on spallation physics took place in 2002.Frank Goldenbaum is a member of several collaborations performing spallation experiments at the Cooler Synchrotron in Julich, Germany and spokesman of the international PISA (Proton Induced SpAllation) group. He authored more than 150 scientific papers.


Part 1 PRINCIPLES 1. The Spallation Process 2. The Intra-Nuclear Cascade Models 3. Evaporation and High Energy Fission 4. The Particle Transport in Matter 5. Particle Transport Simulation Code Systems 6. Materials Damage by High Energy Neutrons and Charged Particles 7. Shielding Issues 8. The Basic Parameters of Spallation Neutron Sources Part 2 EXPERIMENTS 9. Why Spallation Physics Experiments? 10. Proton-Nucleus Induced Secondary Particle Production - The "Thin" Target Experiments 11. Proton-Matter Induced Secondary Particle Production - The "Thick" Target Experiments 12. Neutron Production by proton, antiproton, deuteron, pion, and kaon Projectiles 13. Experiments to Study the Performance of Spallation Neutron Sources 14. Experiments on Radiation Damage in a Spallation Environment 15. Experiments to Shield High Energy Neutrons of Spallation Sources Part 3 TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS 16. Proton Drivers for Particle Production 17. The Accelerator based Neutron Spallation Sources 18. Target Engineering 19. Research with Neutrons 20. Accelerator Transmutation of Nuclear Waste - ATW 21. Accelerator Production of Electrical Energy - Energy Amplifying 22. Advanced Applications of Spallation Physics 23. Space Missions and Radiation in Space APPENDIX A. Values of Fundamental Physical Constants and Relations B. Basic Definitions in Nuclear Technology Concerning the Fuel Cycle C. Material Properties of Structure and Target Materials D. Moderator and Reflector Materials E. Shielding Materials Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9783527407149
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 787
  • ID: 9783527407149
  • weight: 1614
  • ISBN10: 3527407146

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