2004 Article BSA designs Physics

Optimization of an accelerator-based epithermal neutron source for neutron capture therapy

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2004

Authors:   Kononov O.E., Kononov V.N., Bokhovko M.V., Korobeynikov V.V., Soloviev A.N., Sysoev A.S., Gulidov I.A., Chu W.T., Nigg D.W.
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: A modeling investigation was performed to choose moderator material and size for creating optimal epithermal neutron beams for BNCT based on a proton accelerator and the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction as a neutrons source. An optimal configuration is suggested for the beam shaping assembly made from polytetrafluoroethylene and magnesium fluorine to be placed on high current IPPE proton accelerator KG-2.5. Results of calculation were experimentally tested and are in good agreement with measurements.

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