The Spallation Neutron Source project

  title={The Spallation Neutron Source project},
  author={Jos{\'e}R. Alonso},
The SNS is a "joint-venture" project of five DOE National Laboratories, aimed at building the world's most powerful accelerator-based pulse spallation source. At its planned 2 MW operation, it will produce neutron fluxes at least a factor of ten greater than Rutherford Appleton Laboratory’s ISIS, currently the world’s leading spallation source. The current design of the SNS, shown in Figure 1, calls for 600 ns pulses of 1 GeV protons striking a liquid mercury target at a 60 Hz rate. Room… CONTINUE READING