Accelerators Article Physics Review Year 2021

Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Physics of Atomic Nuclei, 2021

Authors:   S. Taskaev
Journal: Physics of Atomic Nuclei
Abstract: Fundamentals of boron neutron capture therapy of malignant tumors are outlined, and the current status of the development of epithermal-neutron sources on the basis of charged-particle accelerators is surveyed. Attention is additionally given to a neutron source based on a charged-particle accelerator belonging to a new type—a tandem accelerator with vacuum insulation and a lithium neutron-producing target.