2014 Article BSA designs ICNCT15 Physics

Investigation on F/M material aspects of IRT-Sofia NCT channel

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   M. Mitev,S. Belousov,K. Ilieva,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: The filter/moderator area of IRT-Sofia BNCT channel was investigated in this study in order to find a higher radiation resistant material as a suitable substitution for the Teflon®. Two options – Al2O3 and graphite – were investigated. The results show, that both graphite and the Al2O3 can be successfully used as a filter/moderator material at IRT-Sofia. Initial evaluation of the in-phantom performance of the IRT-Sofia BNCT channel was made and merits similar to the best existing ones were found.