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n_TOF Conference Contributions

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Measurement of the 235 U(n,f) cross section at n_TOF from thermal to 170 keV / Amaducci, Simone ; Amaducci, S ; Aberle, O ; Andrzejewski, J ; Audouin, L ; Bacak, M ; Balibrea, J ; Barbagallo, M ; Bečvář, F ; Berthoumieux, E et al.
The $^{235}$U(n,f) cross section plays a key role for nuclear physics due to its widespread use as a standard reference for neutron cross section measurements and for neutron flux measurements. Recent experimental data of the fission cross section have suggested the presence of discrepancies around 6–8% with respect to the most used libraries, precisely in the range between 10 keV and 30 keV. [...]
2020 - 9 p. - Published in : Int. J. Mod. Phys. Conf. Ser. 50 (2020) 2060011 Fulltext: PDF; External link: fulltext from publisher
In : The 2019 International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques, Rithymna Beach, Crete, Greece, 9 - 15 Jun 2019

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A Proton Recoil Telescope for the characterisation of the neutron beam at n_TOF / n_TOF Collaboration
The neutron induced fission cross section of $^{235}$U is extensively used as a reference for neutron fluence measurements in various applications. At intermediate energies, the $^{235}$U(n,f) cross section plays an important role also for fundamental nuclear physics. [...]
Società Italiana di Fisica, 2019 - 4 p. - Published in : Nuovo Cimento C 42 (2019) 142 Fulltext: PDF;
In : European Nuclear Physics Conference 2018, Bologna, Italy, 2 - 7 Sep 2018, pp.142

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$^{155}, ^{157}$Gd neutron capture cross sections measured at n_TOF (CERN) / Mastromarco, M (INFN, Bologna) ; Castelluccio, D M (ENEA, Bologna) ; Clai, G (ENEA, Bologna) ; Manna, A (INFN, Bologna) ; Massimi, C (INFN, Bologna) ; Rocchi, F (ENEA, Bologna) /n_TOF Collaboration
The accurate knowledge of the neutron capture cross sections of  $^{155}$Gd and $^{157}$Gd plays an important in many fields of science. Despite of its importance, only few experimental data are available on these two isotopes in the low energy region. [...]
Società Italiana di Fisica, 2019 - 4 p. - Published in : Nuovo Cimento C 42 (2019) 136 Fulltext: PDF;
In : European Nuclear Physics Conference 2018, Bologna, Italy, 2 - 7 Sep 2018, pp.136

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Status and perspectives of the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN / Mingrone, F (CERN) ; Massimi, C (Bologna U.) /n_TOF Collaboration
The neutron time-of-flight facility of CERN, called n_TOF, started its operation in 2001, and since then it plays a major role in the field of neutron cross-section measurements. The two beam-lines available provide an excellent combination of good energy resolution and high instantaneous neutron flux, combining the time-of-flight method with a powerful neutron spallation source. [...]
Italian Physical Society, 2019 - 4 p. - Published in : Nuovo Cimento C 42 (2019) 64 Fulltext: PDF;
In : European Nuclear Physics Conference 2018, Bologna, Italy, 2 - 7 Sep 2018, pp.64

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n + $^7$Be Cross-Sections of Astrophysical Interest at the CERN n_TOF Facility / Mastromarco, Mario (CERN ; Manchester U.) ; Damone, Lucia Anna (INFN, Bari ; Bari U.) ; Barbagallo, Massimo (CERN ; INFN, Bari) /n_TOF Collaboration
One of the possible explanations of the so-called Cosmological Lithium Problem (CLIP), i.e., the large overestimate of the primordial$^7$Li abundance by the standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis theory (BBN), is related to an incorrect underestimation of the 7 Be destruction rate by neutron-induced reactions. To verify this possibility, the n + $^7$Be reactions have been investigated at n_TOF (CERN) in a wide neutron energy range, taking advantage of the new high-flux experimental area (EAR2) and specifically developed experimental setups. [...]
MDPI, 2019 - 9 p. - Published in : MDPI Proc. 13 (2019) 12 Fulltext: PDF;
In : 7th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, 4 - 12 Jul 2018, pp.12

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The ENUBET ERC project for an instrumented decay tunnel for future neutrino beams / Parozzi, E (INFN, Milan Bicocca ; Milan Bicocca U.) ; Acerbi, F (TIFPA-INFN, Trento ; Fond. Bruno Kessler, Trento) ; Ballerini, G (INFN, Milan Bicocca ; Insubria U., Como) ; Bonesini, M (INFN, Milan Bicocca) ; Branca, A (INFN, Padua ; Padua U.) ; Brizzolari, C (INFN, Milan Bicocca ; Insubria U., Como) ; Brunetti, G (INFN, Padua) ; Calviani, M (CERN) ; Carturan, S (INFN, Padua ; Padua U.) ; Catanesi, M G (INFN, Bari) et al. /ENUBET
The ENUBET ERC project (2016–2021) is studying a narrow band neutrino beam where lepton production can be monitored at single particle level. For this purpose, the decay tunnel is instrumented with longitudinally segmented calorimeters. [...]
Elsevier, 2020 - 4 p. - Published in : Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., A 958 (2020) 162162
In : 15th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation, Vienna, Austria, 18 - 22 Feb 2019, pp.162162

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Status of the TORCH time-of-flight project / Harnew, N. (Oxford U.) ; Bhasin, S. (Bristol U. ; Bath U.) ; Blake, T. (Warwick U.) ; Brook, N.H. (Bath U.) ; Conneely, T. (Unlisted, UK) ; Cussans, D. (Bristol U.) ; van Dijk, M. (CERN) ; Forty, R. (CERN) ; Frei, C. (CERN) ; Gabriel, E.P.M. (Edinburgh U.) et al.
TORCH is a time-of-flight detector, designed to provide charged $\pi/K$ particle identification up to a momentum of 10 GeV/c for a 10 m flight path. To achieve this level of performance, a time resolution of 15 ps per incident particle is required. [...]
arXiv:1812.09773.- 2020-02-01 - 4 p. - Published in : Nucl. Instrum. Meth., A 952 (2020) 161692 Fulltext: PDF; Fulltext from Publisher: PDF; Fulltext from publisher: PDF;
In : 10th International Workshop on Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detectors, Moscow, Russia, 29 Jul - 4 Aug 2018

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Review and new concepts for neutron-capture measurements of astrophysical interest / n_TOF Collaboration
The idea of slow-neutron capture nucleosynthesis formulated in 1957 triggered a tremendous experimental effort in different laboratories worldwide to measure the relevant nuclear physics input quantities, namely ($n,\gamma$) cross sections over the stellar temperature range (from few eV up to several hundred keV) for most of the isotopes involved from Fe up to Bi. [...]
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Measurement of the radiative capture cross section of the s-process branching points $^{204}$Tl and $^{171}$Tm at the n_TOF facility (CERN) / Casanovas, A (Barcelona, Polytechnic U.) ; Domingo-Pardo, C (Valencia U., IFIC) ; Guerrero, C (Seville U.) ; Lerendegui-Marco, J (Seville U.) ; Calviño, F (Barcelona, Polytechnic U.) ; Tarifeño-Saldivia, A (Barcelona, Polytechnic U.) ; Dressler, R (PSI, Villigen) ; Heinitz, S (PSI, Villigen) ; Kivel, N (PSI, Villigen) ; Quesada, J M (Seville U.) et al.
The neutron capture cross section of some unstable nuclei is especially relevant for s-process nucleosynthesis studies. This magnitude is crucial to determine the local abundance pattern, which can yield valuable information of the s-process stellar environment. [...]
2018 - 5 p. - Published in : EPJ Web Conf. 178 (2018) 03004 Fulltext: PDF;
In : 16th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, Shanghai, China, 18 - 22 Sep 2017, pp.03004

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$^7$Be(n,p) cross section measurement for the Cosmological Lithium Problem at the n_TOF facility at CERN / Anna, Damone Lucia (INFN, Bari) ; Colonna, N (INFN, Bari) ; Barbagallo, M (INFN, Bari ; CERN) ; Mastromarco, M (INFN, Bari) ; Andrzejewski, J (Lodz U.) ; Finocchiaro, P (INFN, LNS) ; Cosentino, L (INFN, LNS) /n_TOF
One of the most puzzling problems in Nuclear Astrophysics is the "Cosmological Lithium Problem", i.e the discrepancy between the primordial abundance of $^7$Li observed in metal poor halo stars [1], and the one predicted by Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). One of the reactions that could have an impact on the problem is $^7$Be(n,p)$^7$Li. [...]
2018 - 5 p. - Published in : EPJ Web Conf. 184 (2018) 02004 Fulltext: PDF;
In : 9th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics : Santa Tecla School, Santa Tecla, Italy, 17 - 24 Sep 2017, pp.02004

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