Conceptual and technical design
The Jülich High Brilliance accelerator-based neutron Source (HBS) presents a novel concept for a compact accelerator driven neutron source closing the gap between laboratory oriented small-scale neutron sources as neutron generators or low power (<1 kW) accelerator-based sources and high flux reactor based or spallation neutron sources.
The baseline specification for the HBS is an accelerator driven compact neutron source using a pulsed 70 MeV, 100 mA proton beam serving up to 3 individual target stations of 100 kW power each with an optimized number of independent beamlines at each target station. The neutrons are produced via nuclear reactions of the intense low energy proton beam (70 MeV, 100 mA) impinging on a metal target (Ta). The main components of the facility including
are optimized to achieve an efficient neutron flux at the sample position of each beamline.
The overall concept is described in the Jülich High Brilliance Source Conceptual Design Report.
The technical details of each component of the HBS are outlined in the Technical Design Reports on the accelerator, target, instrumentation and infrastructure of the facility. An overview of the Technical Design Reports is given in the summary report on "Opportunities for Research with Neutrons at the Next Generation Facility HBS".