Accelerators Article Beams Physics Year 2008

Effect of the residual gas on the lithium layer of a neutron-generating target

Instruments and Experimental Techniques, 2008

Authors:   B. Bayanov, S. Taskaev, V. Obodnikov, E. Tishkovskii
Journal: Instruments and Experimental Techniques
Abstract: An epithermal neutron source based on a tandem accelerator is being constructed at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics for use in neutron capture therapy at a cancer clinic. A lithium neutron-generating target obtained by deposition of lithium onto the target substrate is one of the key elements of the facility. The effect of residual gas on the lithium layer composition has been investigated using a secondary-ion mass spectrometer.