2011 Accelerators Article Beams ICNCT14 Physics

BINP accelerator based epithermal neutron source

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   V. Aleynik,A. Burdakov,V. Davydenko,A. Ivanov,V. Kanygin,A. Kuznetsov,A. Makarov,I. Sorokin,S. Taskaev,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Innovative facility for neutron capture therapy has been built at BINP. This facility is based on compact vacuum insulation tandem accelerator designed to produce proton current up to 10mA. Epithermal neutrons are proposed to be generated by 1.915–2.5MeV protons bombarding a lithium target using 7Li(p,n)7Be threshold reaction. In the article, diagnostic techniques for proton beam and neutrons developed are described, results of experiments on proton beam transport and neutron generation are shown, discussed, and plans are presented.