Type of Publication: Book in Series
Authors: V.Heinzel , M.Sokcic-Kostic , I.Tiseanu, Yigal Ronen
Title: Neutron spectra obtained from protons on a lithium target for boron neutron capture therapy
Year: 1996
Volume: 3
Pages: 509
Abstract: The Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) will give a powerful treatment of surface and deeper seated tumors. The basic principle of it is relatively straightforward. The stable nuclide boron-10, with a large cross section for absorption by thermal neutrons, is concentrated in a tumor by means of a transfer substance like p-boronphenylalanine. The tumor is exposed to neutrons and the radiation emitted after neutron capture, 10B(n,alpha)7Li, has a short range in the tissue, in such a way that only tumor cells are destroyed. Thermal neutron beams can be applied for near surface tumors, while the epithermal neutron beams have their application in treatment of deeper-seated tumors. The epithermal neutron beams can be produced by reactors and accelerators. With accelerators different targets and reactions are used to obtain an appropriate neutron beam. This paper presents the neutron distribution and neutron doses obtained from lithium target where neutrons are produced in 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction. The proton energies considered are in the 2.0-2.4 MeV range. (author)
Notes: Dosimetry and Monitoring ; C5300 ; C5500 ; Duftschmid, K.E. (ed.) (Oesterreichisches Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf GmbH (Austria)). Austrian Radiation Protection Association, Seibersdorf (Austria); International Radiation Protection Association, Washington, DC (United States). IRPA9: 1996 international congress on radiation protection. Proceedings. Volume 3. Horn (Austria). Berger. 1996. 697 p. p. 509-511 ; ISBN 3-9500255-4-5 ; 9. international congress on radiation protection and general assem bly of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). Vienna (Austria). 14-19 Apr 1996 ; Book ;
Keywords: baryons; boron isotopes; cations; charged particles; diseases; elementary particles; fermions; hadrons; heavy ion reactions; hydrogen ions 1 plus; hydrogen ions; ions; isotopes; light nuclei; medicine; neutron therapy; nuclear reactions; nuclei; nucleons; odd-odd nuclei; spectra; stable isotopes; targets; therapy boron 10 reactions; boron 10; irradiation; lithium 7 target; neoplasms; neutron capture therapy; neutron spectra; particle tracks; protons; radiation doses; radiotherapy
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