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Measurement of Fast Neutron, Gamma, and Thermal Neutron Dose Around a Cf-252 Source

  • Somsak Wanwilairat
  • Thiraphat Vilaithong
  • Vicharn Lorvidhaya
  • Rainer Schmidt
  • Wilfried Hoffmann

Abstract

The greater biological effectiveness of neutrons compared to photons is increasing the interest in using neutron sources in brachytherapy. Because of the achievable neutron intensity and the half-life 252Cf is very attractive for this type of clinical application.

Keywords

Thermal Neutron Dose Distribution Fast Neutron Ionization Chamber Boron Neutron Capture Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Somsak Wanwilairat
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thiraphat Vilaithong
    • 1
  • Vicharn Lorvidhaya
    • 2
  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 3
  • Wilfried Hoffmann
    • 4
  1. 1.Fast Neutron Research Facility Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  2. 2.Radiation Oncology Section Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  3. 3.Department for Radiation Oncology University Hospital EppendorfUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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