The paper is focused on the study of a novel photo-neutron source for BNCT preclinical research based on medical electron Linacs. Previous studies by the authors already demonstrated the possibility to obtain a mixed thermal and epithermal neutron flux of the order of 10(7) cm(-2) s(-1). This paper investigates possible Linac's modifications and a new photo-converter design to rise the neutron flux above 5 10(7) cm(-2) s(-1), also reducing the gamma contamination.

Design and simulation of an optimized e-linac based neutron source for BNCT research

ALIKANIOTIS, KATIA;BRAGATO, FILIPPO;GIANNINI, GIANROSSANO;
2015

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The paper is focused on the study of a novel photo-neutron source for BNCT preclinical research based on medical electron Linacs. Previous studies by the authors already demonstrated the possibility to obtain a mixed thermal and epithermal neutron flux of the order of 10(7) cm(-2) s(-1). This paper investigates possible Linac's modifications and a new photo-converter design to rise the neutron flux above 5 10(7) cm(-2) s(-1), also reducing the gamma contamination.
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