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SLAC-PUB-7814
Efficient, High Brightness Sources of Polarized Neutrons and Photons and Their Uses

Abstract

There are many applications that could benefit from an easily accessible source of monochromatic, high brightness, polarized gammas and neutrons. A compact and comparatively inexpensive system is discussed based on a low-energy, electron storage ring with undulators that is expected to provide $10^{11}$ epithermal n/s and $10^{15}$ $\gamma/s$. This method could provide a more efficient, cleaner way to produce epithermal neutrons than conventional means. Technical innovations that make it feasible are described together with some fundamental and practical applications that also take advantage of developments in the field of high power lasers.

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