The Neutron Time-Of-Flight Facility n_TOF At CERN: Phase II
Cortes-Giraldo, M. A.
Gomez-Hornillos, M. B.
Goncalves, I. F.
n TOF Collaboration
Neutron-induced reactions are studied at the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN. The facility uses 6 similar to ns wide pulses of 20 GeV/c protons impinging on a lead spallation target. The large neutron energy range and the high instantaneous neutron flux combined with high resolution are among the key characteristics of the facility. After a first phase of data taking during the period 2001-2004, the facility has been refurbished with an upgraded spallation target and cooling system for a second phase of data taking which started in 2009. Since 2010, the experimental area at 185 m where the neutron beam arrives, has been modified into a worksector of type A, allowing the extension of the physics program to include neutron-induced reactions on radioactive isotopes.