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Neutron Beam Design and Performance for BNCT in Czechoslovakia

  • J. Burian
  • J. Rataj
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 54)

Abstract

Conditions for forming an appropriate neutron spectrum on the experimental reactor VVR-S at the Nuclear Research Institute at Rez near Prague were investigated. Each configuration of moderating and shielding layers is referred to as a ‘variant.’ That designated as Variant C was designed using multigroup transport codes and the results were verified by measuring neutron fluxes, neutron spectra, and the gamma-ray background. In 1988, VVR-S equipment was shut down for reconstruction of the LVR-15 reactor. New conditions for neutron beam performance therefore arose and the calculational results for Variant D were obtained. Experimental verification of the Variant D design will be realized as soon as the reconstruction is finished.

Keywords

Neutron Beam Boron Carbide Neutron Spectrum Gamma Dose Neutron Dose 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Burian
    • 1
  • J. Rataj
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Research InstituteRez near PragueCzechoslovakia

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