Characterization of high-energy quasi-monoenergetic neutron energy spectra and ambient dose equivalents of 80-389 MeV Li(p,n) reactions using a time-of-flight method
Iwamoto, Yosuke ; Hagiwara, Masayuki*; Satoh, Daiki ; Araki, Shohei*; Yashima, Hiroshi*; Sato, Tatsuhiko ; Masuda, Akihiko*; Matsumoto, Tetsuro*; Nakao, Noriaki*; Shima, Tatsushi*; Kin, Tadahiro*; Watanabe, Yukinobu*; Iwase, Hiroshi*; Nakamura, Takashi*
We have measured neutron energy spectra for the 80, 100 and 296 MeV proton incident reactions at the RCNP cyclotron facility using time-of-flight method. The neutron energy spectrum consisted of the peak and continuum parts and the peak intensity was 0.9-1.1 10 neutrons/sr/C. The ratio of peak intensity of the spectrum to the total intensity was between 0.38 and 0.48. To consider the correction required to derive a response in the peak region from the measured total response for neutron monitors, we proposed the subtraction method using energy spectra between 0 and 25. The normalizing factor k against the 25 neutron fluence that equalizes the 0 neutron fluence in the continuum region was from 0.74 to 1.02. With our previous results, we have obtained data for characterization of monoenergetic neutron field for the Li(p,n) reaction with 80389 MeV protons at the RCNP cyclotron facility.