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Title: Tandem-ESQ for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT)

Abstract

A folded tandem, with 1.25 MV terminal voltage, combined with an ElectroStatic Quadrupole (ESQ) chain is being proposed as a machine for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT). The machine is shown to be capable of accelerating a 30 mA proton beam to 2.5 MeV. These are the specifications needed to produce sufficiently intense and clean epithermal neutron beams, based on the on the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction, to perform BNCT treatment for deep seated tumors in less than an hour.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]; ;  [3]; ; ; ;  [4];  [2]; ;  [5]
  1. Departamento de Fisica, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (Argentina)
  2. (Argentina)
  3. Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. Departamento de Fisica, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, (Argentina)
  5. Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin (Argentina)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21054819
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 884; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. Latin American symposium on nuclear physics and applications, Iguazu (Argentina), 3-7 Oct 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2710584; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM PRODUCTION; BERYLLIUM 7; ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS; EPITHERMAL NEUTRONS; LITHIUM 7; MEV RANGE; MILLI AMP BEAM CURRENTS; NEOPLASMS; NEUTRON BEAMS; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; PROTON BEAMS; PROTON REACTIONS; PROTON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; QUADRUPOLES; SPECIFICATIONS

Citation Formats

Kreiner, A. J., Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin, CONICET,, Kwan, J. W., Henestroza, E., Burlon, A. A., Di Paolo, H., Minsky, D., Debray, M., Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin, Valda, A., and Somacal, H. R. Tandem-ESQ for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2710584.
Kreiner, A. J., Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin, CONICET,, Kwan, J. W., Henestroza, E., Burlon, A. A., Di Paolo, H., Minsky, D., Debray, M., Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin, Valda, A., & Somacal, H. R. Tandem-ESQ for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT). United States. doi:10.1063/1.2710584.
Kreiner, A. J., Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin, CONICET,, Kwan, J. W., Henestroza, E., Burlon, A. A., Di Paolo, H., Minsky, D., Debray, M., Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin, Valda, A., and Somacal, H. R. Mon . "Tandem-ESQ for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT)". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2710584.
@article{osti_21054819,
title = {Tandem-ESQ for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT)},
author = {Kreiner, A. J. and Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin and CONICET, and Kwan, J. W. and Henestroza, E. and Burlon, A. A. and Di Paolo, H. and Minsky, D. and Debray, M. and Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de Gral San Martin and Valda, A. and Somacal, H. R.},
abstractNote = {A folded tandem, with 1.25 MV terminal voltage, combined with an ElectroStatic Quadrupole (ESQ) chain is being proposed as a machine for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT). The machine is shown to be capable of accelerating a 30 mA proton beam to 2.5 MeV. These are the specifications needed to produce sufficiently intense and clean epithermal neutron beams, based on the on the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction, to perform BNCT treatment for deep seated tumors in less than an hour.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2710584},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 884,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}