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Neutron Generator as a Neutron Source for BNCT

  • Gad Shani
  • Lev Tsvang
  • Semion Rozin
  • Michael Quastel

Abstract

A neutron generator was investigated for a neutron source for BNCT. Neutron generators have some obvious advantages over nuclear reactors for this purpose. The neutron source is the reaction D(d,n)3He. Moderation is done with heavy water. The optimal thickness of the heavy water layer was found to be 18 cm. To reduce the number of source neutrons, the beam should be used at angular interval 400–500 to the forward neutron direction. A beryllium reflector of thickness 20 cm was found to increase the neutron fluence by a factor of 4. The beam is clean of gamma rays.

Keywords

Neutron Source Neutron Spectrum Heavy Water Neutron Yield Neutron Generator 
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References

  1. 1.
    A.O. Hanson et al., Monoenergetic Neutrons from charged Particles Reactions. Rev. Mod. Phys. 27 635, 1949.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gad Shani
    • 1
  • Lev Tsvang
    • 1
  • Semion Rozin
    • 1
  • Michael Quastel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear EngineeringBenGurion UniversityBeerShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Faculty of Health SciencesBenGurion UniversityBeerShevaIsrael

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