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Use of the WWR-SM reactor for developing neutron-capture therapy in Uzbekistan

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A reconstruction of the horizontal channel of the WWR-SM research nuclear reactor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Academy of Sciences of Republic of Uzbekistan, is necessary to develop the method of neutron-capture therapy of human cancer. To perform such a reconstruction, the neutron flux is measured at the channel input and the neutron transport through various filter materials forming an epithermal neutron beam at the output is calculated.

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Correspondence to Yu. N. Koblik.

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Original Russian Text © G.A. Abdullaeva, Yu.N. Koblik, G.A. Kulabdullaev, 2009, published in Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Seriya Fizicheskaya, 2009, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 540–544.

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Abdullaeva, G.A., Koblik, Y.N. & Kulabdullaev, G.A. Use of the WWR-SM reactor for developing neutron-capture therapy in Uzbekistan. Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys. 73, 512–516 (2009).

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