2014 Article Detectors ICNCT15 Physics

Application of a Bonner sphere spectrometer for the determination of the angular neutron energy spectrum of an accelerator-based BNCT facility

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   N. Mirzajani,R. Ciolini,A. {Di Fulvio},J. Esposito,F. d’Errico,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Experimental activities are underway at INFN Legnaro National Laboratories (LNL) (Padua, Italy) and Pisa University aimed at angular-dependent neutron energy spectra measurements produced by the 9Be(p,xn) reaction, under a 5MeV proton beam. This work has been performed in the framework of INFN TRASCO-BNCT project. Bonner Sphere Spectrometer (BSS), based on 6LiI (Eu) scintillator, was used with the shadow-cone technique. Proper unfolding codes, coupled to BSS response function calculated by Monte Carlo code, were finally used. The main results are reported here.