Target studies for the production of lithium8 for neutrino physics using a low energy cyclotron
Author(s)Bungau, Adriana; Barlow, Roger; Shaevitz, Michael; Conrad, Janet; Spitz, Joshua B.
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Lithium 8 is a short lived beta emitter producing a high energy anti-neutrino, which is very suitable for making several measurements of fundamental quantities. It is proposed to produce Lithium 8 with a commercially available 60 MeV cyclotron using protons or alpha particles on a Beryllium 9 target. We have used the GEANT4 program to model these processes, and calculate the anti-neutrino fluxes that could be obtained in a practical system. We also calculate the production of undesirable contaminants such as Boron 8, and show that these can be reduced to a very low level.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Proceedings of the 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference
Bungau, Adriana, Roger Barlow, Michael Shaevitz, Janet Conrad, and Joshua Spitz. "Target Studies for the Production of Lithium8 for Neutrino Physics Using a Low Energy Cyclotron." The 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 20-25, 2012.
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