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Atomic Energy

, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 626–631 | Cite as

Accelerator-based source of epithermal neutrons for neutron capture therapy

  • O. E. Kononov
  • V. N. Kononov
  • A. N. Solov’ev
  • M. V. Bokhovko
Article

Abstract

Computational studies are performed for choosing an optimal material and dimensions of a moderator for forming a beam of epithermal neutrons for boron-neutron-capture therapy based on a proton accelerator and the reaction 7 Li(p, n)7 Be as the neutron source. It is shown that the best material for this is magnesium fluoride. An optimal configuration is proposed for a combined moderator consisting of magnesium fluoride and teflon. The computational results are compared with the experimental data.

Keywords

Experimental Data Magnesium Fluoride Computational Result Computational Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. E. Kononov
    • 1
  • V. N. Kononov
    • 1
  • A. N. Solov’ev
    • 1
  • M. V. Bokhovko
    • 1
  1. 1.State Science Center of the Russian Federation –A. I. Leipunskii Physics and Power Engineering Institute.Russia

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