2019 Accelerators Article Physics

Development of an Accelerator-Based Epithermal Neutron Source for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Physics of Particles and Nuclei, 2019

Authors:   S. Yu. Taskaev
Journal: Physics of Particles and Nuclei
Abstract: The paper presents a review of the current state of development of accelerator-based epithermal neutron sources for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), a promising method for the treatment of malignant tumors. Special attention is paid to an epithermal neutron source based on a new type of accelerator of charged particles: a tandem accelerator with vacuum insulation and a lithium neutron-producing target.