2015 Accelerators Article BSA designs Dosimetry ICNCT16 Physics

Optimum design and criticality safety of a beam-shaping assembly with an accelerator-driven subcritical neutron multiplier for boron neutron capture therapies

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2015

Authors:   F. Hiraga,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: The beam-shaping assembly for boron neutron capture therapies with a compact accelerator-driven subcritical neutron multiplier was designed so that an epithermal neutron flux of 1.9×109cm−2s−1 at the treatment position was generated by 5MeV protons in a beam current of 2mA. Changes in the atomic density of 135Xe in the nuclear fuel due to the operation of the beam-shaping assembly were estimated. The criticality safety of the beam-shaping assembly in terms of Xe poisoning is discussed.