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Title: Development of high-intensity D-D and D-T neutron sources and neutron filters for medical and industrial applications

Development of high-intensity D-D and D-T neutron sources and neutron filters for medical and industrial applications This thesis consists of three main parts. The first one relates to boron neutron capture therapy. It summarizes the guidelines obtained by numerical simulations for the treatment of shallow and deep-seated brain tumors, as well as the results on the design of beam-shaping assemblies to moderate D-D and D-T neutrons to epithermal energies. The second part is about boron neutron capture synovectomy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Optimal neutron energy for treatment and beam-shaping assembly designs are summarized in this section. The last part is on the development of the sealed neutron generator, including experimental results on the prototype ion source and the prototype accelerator column.
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OSTI Identifier:775126
Report Number(s):LBNL--45772
R&D Project: Z20042; TRN: US0101155
DOE Contract Number:AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:Thesis/Dissertation
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Resource Relation:Other Information: TH: Thesis (Ph.D.); Submitted to Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (US); PBD: 10 May 2000
Research Org:Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BEAM SHAPING; ION SOURCES; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; NEUTRON GENERATORS; NEUTRON REACTIONS; NEUTRON SOURCES; RHEUMATIC DISEASES; NEOPLASMS; BRAIN; EPITHERMAL NEUTRONS; DESIGN