Accelerators Article Beams Physics Year 2008

Measuring the lithium layer thickness

Instruments and Experimental Techniques, 2008

Authors:   B. Bayanov, E. Zhurov, S. Taskaev
Journal: Instruments and Experimental Techniques
Abstract: An epithermal neutron source based on a compact tandem accelerator is being built at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics for use in neutron capture therapy at a cancer clinic. It is expected that a lithium neutron-generating target will act as a neutron source. An original technique for determining the thickness of the lithium layer is proposed, and the measured radial distribution of the evaporated lithium layer thickness is presented.