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We consider a spallation driven TOF facility at the PS with an unprecedented neutron flux (1000 times the existing ones) in the broad energy range between 1 eV and 250MeV and with very high energy resolution; these novel features provide nuclear waste incineration (TARC). It will attract many physicists from a broader community with different scientific interests and experience. The results obtained will allow to compile more reliable and accurate nuclear data and neutron induced cross section evaluation relevant to many fields of science. The facility, initially using existing beam dump configuration, TOF tunnel and experimental area of the old ISR, would be compatible with the normal operation of the PS complex within the foreseen CERN programme.

We request the set-up of a preliminary test facility and make use of the experience and of the qualified collaboration of the GELINA group in order to fully evaluate the potentialities of the method. Technically it would be possible to set up such a test during the course of 1999. In parallel, a joint CERN, GEDEON (CEA+CNRS+EDF) and NEA (OCDE) workshop will be organized during September 1998 at CERN inviting many already interested experimental groups to elaborate the detailed proposal on the physics programme, to be submitted to the SPSC. Substantial funding will also be requested from the 5th EC Framework Programme, from which we have received a preliminary, but favourable indication. .

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Authors: ANDRIAMONJE S, CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (FR);DEL MORAL R, CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (FR);LACOSTE V, CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (FR);VLACHOUDIS V, CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (FR);CENNINI P, CERN, Geneva (CH);FERRARI A, CERN, Geneva (CH);GELES C, CERN, Geneva (CH);GOULAS I, CERN, Geneva (CH);KADI Y, CERN, Geneva (CH);RUBBIA C, CERN, Geneva (CH);BUONO S, CRS4, Cagliari (IT);CORVI F, IRMM, Geel (BE);PLOMPEN A, IRMM, Geel (BE);WEIGMANN H, IRMM, Geel (BE);ELEFTERIADIS C, University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (GR);PAVLOPOULOS P, University of Basel, Basel (CH);TZIMA A, University of Basel, Basel (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Internal report CERN/SPSC/98-15, 1998
Record Number: 199910250 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
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