2011 Accelerators Article Dosimetry ICNCT14 Physics

Applicability of the 9Be(d,n)10B reaction to AB-BNCT skin and deep tumor treatment

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   M.E. Capoulat,D.M. Minsky,A.J. Kreiner,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: In the range of low bombarding energies (less than about 1.5MeV) the 9Be(d,n)10B reaction produces neutron spectra that can be moderated depending on the choice of the target thickness and the deuteron bombarding energy. In this work, a Monte Carlo simulation study to determine the capability of this reaction to deliver enough dose to efficiently control both skin and deep seated tumors has been performed by means of MCNP calculations using eight optimized 9Be targets.