2011 Article Detectors Dosimetry ICNCT14 Physics

Intercalibration of physical neutron dosimetry for the RA-3 and MURR thermal neutron sources for BNCT small-animal research

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   Emiliano Pozzi,Silvia Thorp,John Brockman,Marcelo Miller,David Nigg, M. Frederick Hawthorne
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: New thermal neutron irradiation facilities to perform cell and small-animal irradiations for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy research have been installed at the Missouri University Research Reactor and at the RA-3 research reactor facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recognizing the importance of accurate and reproducible physical beam dosimetry as an essential tool for combination and intercomparisons of preclinical and clinical results from the different facilities, we have conducted an experimental intercalibration of the neutronic performance of the RA-3 and MURR thermal neutron sources.