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Status Report on the Development of a Spallation Neutron Source for Neutron Capture Therapy (NCT)

  • H. Conde
  • E. Grusell
  • B. Larsson
  • E. Ramstrom
  • T. Ronnqvist
  • H. Sornsuntisook
  • S. Villa
  • J. Crawford
  • H. Reist
  • B. Dahl
  • N. G. Sjostrand
  • G. Russel
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 50)

Abstract

The eventual aim of the present study is to construct an accelerator-based intermediate-energy neutron source that would permit irradiation of neoplasms in the central nervous system by an intermediate-energy fluence rate of at least 109 n·cm−2.s−1 in fields of 4–8 cm in diameter. The accelerator should be of a moderate size to permit accommodation in a hospital environment. In the first instance, a prototype source has to be designed that could be conveniently tested in a laboratory dedicated to radiation research, such as the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), where the measurements here reported were performed.

Keywords

Fast Neutron Neutron Output Water Moderator Neutron Production Neutron Dose 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Conde
  • E. Grusell
  • B. Larsson
  • E. Ramstrom
  • T. Ronnqvist
  • H. Sornsuntisook
  • S. Villa
    • 1
  • J. Crawford
  • H. Reist
    • 2
  • B. Dahl
  • N. G. Sjostrand
    • 3
  • G. Russel
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Paul Scherrer InstituteVilligenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Reactor PhysicsChalmers University of TechnologyGoteborgSweden
  4. 4.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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