2011 Accelerators Article BSA designs Dosimetry ICNCT14 Physics

Design of a beam shaping assembly and preliminary modelling of a treatment room for accelerator-based BNCT at CNEA

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   A.A. Burlon,S. Girola,A.A. Valda,D.M. Minsky,A.J. Kreiner,G. Sánchez,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: This work reports on the characterisation of a neutron beam shaping assembly (BSA) prototype and on the preliminary modelling of a treatment room for BNCT within the framework of a research programme for the development and construction of an accelerator-based BNCT irradiation facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The BSA prototype constructed has been characterised by means of MCNP simulations as well as a set of experimental measurements performed at the Tandar accelerator at the National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina.