Design of epithermal neutron field generated by 150-MeV proton beam injections for boron neutron capture therapy

Ikuo Ohta, Takenori Matsuura, Nobuhiro Shigyo, Kenji Ishibashi

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Abstract

An epithermal neutron field using a Fixed Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) accelerator has been studied by Kyushu University to develop epithermal neutron flux monitors. A spallation neutron source was utilized as the neutron generator. Tungsten was chosen as the target material. Iron, aluminum fluoride, and lead were selected for the moderator assembly material for high- and intermediate-energy neutrons and gamma rays, respectively. The Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System (PHITS) was used to calculate the neutron flux on a water phantom surface and the RBE-weighted dose distributions in the phantom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Volume45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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