BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Atmospheric Neutron Irradiation Spectrometer (ANIS) has recently passed the acceptance test, according to the Institute of High Energy Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
ANIS is the only facility in China that is capable of conducting accelerated atmospheric neutron irradiation tests and producing high flux neutron beams with an atmospheric neutron spectrum similar to that in the real space and terrestrial environment.
Its neutron performance is closer to the energy spectrum in the real atmospheric neutron environment, featuring a high neutron flux, wide flux adjustment range, large beam spot size and flexible adjustment, according to an expert.
The spectrometer will provide an advanced and high-functional atmospheric neutron testing and scientific research platform for the development of highly reliable electronic information systems and products in the fields of aviation, aerospace, communications, energy, modern transportation, medical electronics and high-performance computing.
ANIS received its first beam on April 2, 2022, according to the institute. ■