Development of Textured Buffer Layer On Metal Tapes for Oxide Superconductors
65480 The production of intense fission product radioactive beams used for nuclear physics research requires special target approaches. One such approach is that of a two-step target, in which an energetic, intense light-ion beam strikes a cooled heavy metal target to create neutrons, and the neutrons cause fissions in a surrounding blanket to make the fission products. However, such a target has not been demonstrated to work under intense irradiation conditions. This project will develop a prototype two-step target design utilizing numerical simulations of energy deposition, neutron transport, and thermal behavior. A cooling technique will also be included because of the intense incident beam. Phase I project will determine target dimensions and components and evaluate target cooling approaches. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The results of this project should have direct benefit to the new nuclear physics initiative, the Rare Isotope Accelerator project.
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