2014 Accelerators Article ICNCT15 Physics

Revisiting the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction near threshold

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   María Herrera,Gustavo Moreno,Andrés Kreiner,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: In this work we review all the available experimental neutron data for the 7Li(p,n) reaction near threshold which is necessary to obtain an accurate source model for Monte Carlo simulations in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. Scattered published experimental results such as cross sections, differential neutron yields and total yields were collected and analyzed, exploring the sensitivity of the fitting parameters to the different possible variables and deriving a consistent working set of parameters to evaluate the neutron source near threshold.