Accelerators Article Beams Physics Year 2014

Current progress and future prospects of the VITA based neutron source

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   V. Aleynik, A. Bashkirtsev, V. Kanygin, D. Kasatov, A. Kuznetsov, A. Makarov, I. Schudlo, I. Sorokin, S. Taskaev, M. Tiunov.
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: At the BINP, a pilot accelerator based epithermal neutron source is now in use. Most recent investigations on the facility are related with studying the dark current, X-ray radiation measuring, optimization of H–beam injection and new gas stripping target calibrating. The results of these studies, ways of providing stability to the accelerator are presented and discussed, as well as the ways of creating the therapeutic beam and strategies of applying the facility for clinical use