Beam Hole Configuration and Analysis of Medical Reactor for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
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This report presents an investigation of beam holes to be provided in a medical reactor for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. The principal requirement for the beam holes is to deliver the therapeutic doses of thermal and epithermal neutrons in a modest time (30 to 60 min) with minimal fast neutron and γ-contaminants. Characteristics of the beam holes have been evaluated by 2-dim. n-γ coupling SN transport calculations. Reexaminations and revisions of the beam hole design have brought improvements of the characteristics, especially an increase of the thermal neutron flux at the horizontal thermal neutron beam port and a decrease of the fast neutron flux at the vertical epithermal neutron beam port. The design objectives for the beam holes set up in this study may be achievable even if the thermal power of the reactor is reduced from 2 to 1MW.
- Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 32(2), 142-153, 1995-02-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan