2014 Accelerators Article Beams ICNCT15 Physics

Development of target system for intense neutron source of p-Li reaction

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   So Kamada,Masashi Takada,Mitsuru Suda,Tsuyoshi Hamano,Hitoshi Imaseki,Masaharu Hoshi,Ryo Fujii,Masaru Nakamura,Hitoshi Sato,Atsushi Higashimata,Seiji Arai,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: A target cooling system was developed for an intense neutron source of p-Li reaction. The system consists of target cooling devices and protection devices for lithium evaporation. A pin-structure cooling device was developed to enhance cooling power. Functional graded material was utilized for the evaporation of lithium. Test experiments were performed by using the neutron exposure accelerator system for biological effect experiments (NASBEE) at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) in Japan. The target system was confirmed to be applicable for accelerator-based boron neutron capture therapy.