2011 Article BSA designs Dosimetry Physics

AB-BNCT beam shaping assembly based on 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction optimization

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   Minsky D.M., Kreiner A.J., Valda A.A.
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: A numerical optimization of a Beam Shaping Assembly (BSA) for Accelerator Based-Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT) has been performed. The reaction 7Li(p,n)7Be has been considered using a proton beam on a lithium fluoride target. Proton energy and the dimensions of a simple BSA geometry have been varied to obtain a set of different configurations. The optimal configuration of this set is shown.

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