2011 Article Beams ICNCT14 Physics

IRT-Sofia BNCT beam tube optimization study

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   S. Belousov,M. Mitev,K. Ilieva,K. Riley,O. Harling,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: An optimization study of IRT-Sofia BNCT beam tube is presented. In the study we used the MIT/FCB experience. The enlarging of filter/moderator cross section dimensions and the decreasing of collimator length within the limits of the IRT-Sofia reactor design were analyzed. The influence of beam and reactor core axes non-coincidence on the beam properties was also evaluated. The irradiation resistance of polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon®) was also evaluated. The results provide information for making decisions on the IRT-Sofia BNCT beam construction.