Multidisciplinary neutron sources

SPES-δ foresees the development of an intense neutron source, from the cyclotron and/or from a high intensity linear accelerator based on radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) technology. Applications of the neutron source range from nuclear astrophysics to test of electronics in space, characterization of nuclear waste or experimental tumour treatments.

For the development of this approach, an agreement has been signed by SOGIN, University of Pavia and INFN and the project MUNES (MUltidisciplinary NEutron Source) has been funded by the Italian Government within the PREMIUM-PROJECTS 2011.