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Beam shaping assembly of a D–T neutron source for BNCT and its dosimetry simulation in deeply-seated tumor

Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2013

Beam shaping assembly of a D–T neutron source for BNCT and its dosimetry simulation in deeply-seated tumor
Authors:   Faghihi F., Khalili S.
Journal: Radiation Physics and Chemistry
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2013.02.003
Abstract: This article involves two aims for BNCT. First case includes a beam shaping assembly estimation for a D–T neutron source to find epi-thermal neutrons which are the goal in the BNCT. Second issue is the percent depth dose calculation in the adult Snyder head phantom. Monte-Carlo simulations and verification of a suggested beam shaping assembly (including internal neutron multiplier, moderator, filter, external neutron multiplier, collimator, and reflector dimensions) for thermalizing a D–T neutron source as well as increasing neutron flux are carried out and our results are given herein. Finally, we have simulated its corresponding doses for treatment planning of a deeply-seated tumor.

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