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Oct 15 – 20, 2017
Harrison Hot Springs
Canada/Pacific timezone

Monte Carlo optimization of a next-generation ultracold-neutron source

Oct 18, 2017, 10:00 AM
Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs

100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC Canada V0M 1K0
Oral Simulation tools (Monte Carlo, finite elements, ...) WeMo1


Dr Wolfgang Schreyer (TRIUMF)


The TRIUMF Japanese-Canadian UCN Collaboration is planning a next-generation ultracold-neutron source. To maximize the number of ultracold neutrons available to experiments, Monte Carlo simulations of neutrons over a wide energy range are needed. Additionally, heat deposit due to neutron scattering, neutron capture, and gamma radiation is an important design parameter. This presentation will show how we use simulation tools like Fluka, MCNP, and PENTrack to optimize the combination of neutron moderators and the geometry of the source.

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