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Title: Optimal Neutron Source & Beam Shaping Assembly for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Abstract

There were three objectives to this project: (1) The development of the 2-D Swan code for the optimization of the nuclear design of facilities for medical applications of radiation, radiation shields, blankets of accelerator-driven systems, fusion facilities, etc. (2) Identification of the maximum beam quality that can be obtained for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) from different reactor-, and accelerator-based neutron sources. The optimal beam-shaping assembly (BSA) design for each neutron source was also to e obtained. (3) Feasibility assessment of a new neutron source for NCT and other medical and industrial applications. This source consists of a state-of-the-art proton or deuteron accelerator driving and inherently safe, proliferation resistant, small subcritical fission assembly.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of California/Department of Nuclear Engineering (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
810841
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13642
TRN: US0302824
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-98ID13642
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Apr 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; BEAM SHAPING; BORON; DESIGN; DEUTERONS; FISSION; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; NEUTRON SOURCES; OPTIMIZATION; PROLIFERATION; PROTONS; RADIATIONS; SHIELDS

Citation Formats

Vujic, J, Greenspan, E, Kastenber, W E, Karni, Y, Regev, D, J.M. Verbeke, K.N. Leung, Chivers, D, Guess, S, Kim, L, Waldron, W, and Zhu, Y. Optimal Neutron Source & Beam Shaping Assembly for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/810841.
Vujic, J, Greenspan, E, Kastenber, W E, Karni, Y, Regev, D, J.M. Verbeke, K.N. Leung, Chivers, D, Guess, S, Kim, L, Waldron, W, & Zhu, Y. Optimal Neutron Source & Beam Shaping Assembly for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/810841
Vujic, J, Greenspan, E, Kastenber, W E, Karni, Y, Regev, D, J.M. Verbeke, K.N. Leung, Chivers, D, Guess, S, Kim, L, Waldron, W, and Zhu, Y. 2003. "Optimal Neutron Source & Beam Shaping Assembly for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/810841. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/810841.
@article{osti_810841,
title = {Optimal Neutron Source & Beam Shaping Assembly for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy},
author = {Vujic, J and Greenspan, E and Kastenber, W E and Karni, Y and Regev, D and J.M. Verbeke, K.N. Leung and Chivers, D and Guess, S and Kim, L and Waldron, W and Zhu, Y},
abstractNote = {There were three objectives to this project: (1) The development of the 2-D Swan code for the optimization of the nuclear design of facilities for medical applications of radiation, radiation shields, blankets of accelerator-driven systems, fusion facilities, etc. (2) Identification of the maximum beam quality that can be obtained for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) from different reactor-, and accelerator-based neutron sources. The optimal beam-shaping assembly (BSA) design for each neutron source was also to e obtained. (3) Feasibility assessment of a new neutron source for NCT and other medical and industrial applications. This source consists of a state-of-the-art proton or deuteron accelerator driving and inherently safe, proliferation resistant, small subcritical fission assembly.},
doi = {10.2172/810841},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/810841}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {4}
}