2014 Accelerators Article BSA designs Dosimetry ICNCT15 Physics

A TPD and AR based comparison of accelerator neutron irradiation fields between 7Li and W targets for BNCT

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   Kenichi Tanaka,Satoru Endo,Shunsuke Yonai,Mamoru Baba,Masaharu Hoshi,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: The characteristics of moderator assembly dimension was investigated for the usage of 7Li(p,n) neutrons by 2.3–2.8MeV protons and W(p,n) neutrons by 50MeV protons. The indexes were the treatable protocol depth (TPD) and advantage depth (AD). Consequently, a configuration for W target with the Fe filter, Fluental moderator, Pb reflector showed the TPD of 5.8cm and AD of 9.3cm. Comparable indexes were found for the Li target in a geometry with the MgF2 moderator and Teflon reflector.