Article Detectors Dosimetry Year 1999

Measurements of low-energy (d,n) reactions for BNCT

Medical Physics, 1999

Authors:   Colonna N., Beaulieu L., Phair L., Wozniak G. J., Moretto L. G., Chu W. T., Ludewigt B. A.
Journal: Medical Physics
Abstract: Neutron yields and energy spectra have been measured for various deuteron-induced reactions at low energy. Neutrons of energy >100 keV emitted in the 9Be(d,n)10B, 12C(d,n)13N, and 13C(d,n)14N reactions at E(d) = 1.5 MeV were detected at five angles by means of liquid scintillator detectors. While low-energy neutrons were observed in all studied reactions, only 13C(d,n)14N is characterized by a relatively large yield with spectral features potentially interesting for an accelerator-based neutron source for BNCT.