Accelerators Article Beams Physics Year 2009

First neutron generation in the BINP accelerator based neutron source

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2009

Authors:   B. Bayanov, A. Burdakov, V. Chudaev, A. Ivanov, S. Konstantinov, A. Kuznetsov, A. Makarov, G. Malyshkin, K. Mekler, I. Sorokin, Yu. Sulyaev, S. Taskaev
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Pilot innovative facility for neutron capture therapy was built at Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk. This facility is based on a compact vacuum insulation tandem accelerator designed to produce proton current up to 10 mA. Epithermal neutrons are proposed to be generated by 1.915 MeV protons bombarding a lithium target using 7Li(p,n)7Be threshold reaction. The results of the first experiments on neutron generation are reported and discussed.