2014 Accelerators Article ICNCT15 Physics

Accelerator-based BNCT

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   A.J. Kreiner,M. Baldo,J.R. Bergueiro,D. Cartelli,W. Castell,V. Thatar Vento,J. Gomez Asoia,D. Mercuri,J. Padulo,J.C. Suarez Sandin,J. Erhardt,J.M. Kesque,A.A. Valda,M.E. Debray,H.R. Somacal,M. Igarzabal,D.M. Minsky,M.S. Herrera,M.E. Capoulat,S.J. Gonzalez,M.F. del Grosso,L. Gagetti,M. Suarez Anzorena,M. Gun,O. Carranza,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: The activity in accelerator development for accelerator-based BNCT (AB-BNCT) both worldwide and in Argentina is described. Projects in Russia, UK, Italy, Japan, Israel, and Argentina to develop AB-BNCT around different types of accelerators are briefly presented. In particular, the present status and recent progress of the Argentine project will be reviewed. The topics will cover: intense ion sources, accelerator tubes, transport of intense beams, beam diagnostics, the 9Be(d,n) reaction as a possible neutron source, Beam Shaping Assemblies (BSA), a treatment room, and treatment planning in realistic cases.