2020 Accelerators Article BSA designs ICNCT18 Physics Special Issue(ARI)

The E LiBANS project: Thermal and epithermal neutron sources based on a medical Linac

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2020

Authors:   Monti V., Costa M., Durisi E., Ferrero M., Menzio L., Sans-Planell O., Visca L., Bedogni R., Treccani M., Alikaniotis K., Giannini G.
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: The E_LIBANS project (INFN) aims at producing neutron facilities for interdisciplinary irradiation purposes among which pre-clinical research for BNCT. After the successful setting-up of the thermal neutron source based on a medical LINAC, a similar apparatus for epithermal neutrons has been developed. Both structures are based on an Elekta 18 MV coupled with a photoconverter-moderator system which deploys the (?,n) reaction to convert the X-rays into neutrons. This communication describes the two neutron sources and the results obtained in their characterization.

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