Calculated Electron Spectra for Gadolinium Neutron Capture Therapy

  • Tatsuya Maeda
  • Katsushi Kagehira
  • Yoshinori Sakurai
  • Tooru Kobayashi
  • Keiji Kanda
  • Yasuyuki Akine

Abstract

Gadolinium (Gd) is expected to be an alternate active element to boron (B) for Neutron Capture Therapy (NCT)(1). The reaction between 157Gd and thermal neutron is as follows:

Keywords

Pair Production Auger Electron Compton Scattering Thermal Neutron Flux Photoelectric Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatsuya Maeda
    • 1
  • Katsushi Kagehira
    • 1
  • Yoshinori Sakurai
    • 1
  • Tooru Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Keiji Kanda
    • 1
  • Yasuyuki Akine
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Reactor InstituteKyoto UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.The National Cancer Center HospitalTokyo 104Japan

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