First experimental verification of the neutron field of Nagoya University Accelerator-driven neutron source for boron neutron capture therapy

Kenichi Watanabe, Sachiko Yoshihashi, Akihisa Ishikawa, Shogo Honda, Atsushi Yamazaki, Yukio Tsurita, Akira Uritani, Kazuki Tsuchida, Yoshiaki Kiyanagi

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Abstract

As the commissioning phase of the Nagoya University Accelerator-driven Neutron Source for boron neutron capture therapy, in-phantom thermal neutron flux measurements were conducted using a small ⁶LiF/Eu:CaF₂ scintillator detector and activation foils. The spatial distribution of the measured thermal neutron flux agreed with the Monte Carlo simulation results. Based on this comparison, the free-in-air neutron spectrum, calculated at the exit aperture, was verified and the epithermal neutron flux, at a 0.25 mA proton current, was evaluated as (1.49 ± 0.10) × 10⁷ n/(cm2 s).

Original languageEnglish
Article number109553
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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