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Title: Initial Performance Characterization for a Thermalized Neutron Beam for Neutron Capture Therapy Research at Washington State University

Abstract

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and Washington State University (WSU) have constructed a new epithermal-neutron beam for collaborative Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) preclinical research at the WSU TRIGATM research reactor facility1. More recently, additional beamline components were developed to permit the optional thermalization of the beam for certain types of studies where it is advantageous to use a thermal neutron source rather than an epithermal source. This article summarizes the results of some initial neutronic performance measurements for the thermalized system, with a comparison to the expected performance from the design computations.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - SC
OSTI Identifier:
911624
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-05-00440
TRN: US0800047
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ANS WInter Meeting,Washington DC,11/13/2005,11/17/2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 - RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; BORON; DESIGN; INEEL; NEUTRON BEAMS; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; PERFORMANCE; RESEARCH REACTORS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; THERMALIZATION; BNCT, Neutrons, TRIGA, WSU

Citation Formats

David W. Nigg, P.E> Sloan, J.R. Venhuizen, and C.A. Wemple. Initial Performance Characterization for a Thermalized Neutron Beam for Neutron Capture Therapy Research at Washington State University. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
David W. Nigg, P.E> Sloan, J.R. Venhuizen, & C.A. Wemple. Initial Performance Characterization for a Thermalized Neutron Beam for Neutron Capture Therapy Research at Washington State University. United States.
David W. Nigg, P.E> Sloan, J.R. Venhuizen, and C.A. Wemple. Tue . "Initial Performance Characterization for a Thermalized Neutron Beam for Neutron Capture Therapy Research at Washington State University". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911624.
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title = {Initial Performance Characterization for a Thermalized Neutron Beam for Neutron Capture Therapy Research at Washington State University},
author = {David W. Nigg and P.E> Sloan and J.R. Venhuizen and C.A. Wemple},
abstractNote = {The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and Washington State University (WSU) have constructed a new epithermal-neutron beam for collaborative Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) preclinical research at the WSU TRIGATM research reactor facility1. More recently, additional beamline components were developed to permit the optional thermalization of the beam for certain types of studies where it is advantageous to use a thermal neutron source rather than an epithermal source. This article summarizes the results of some initial neutronic performance measurements for the thermalized system, with a comparison to the expected performance from the design computations.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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