EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 231, 20208th International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources (UCANS-8)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Compact Sources and Projects|
|Published online||11 March 2020|
Neutron beam performance of iBNCT as linac-based neutron source for boron neutron capture therapy
1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8575, Japan
2 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1, Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0801, Japan
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 11 March 2020
The linac-based neutron source “iBNCT” developed by the Tsukuba team has been shown to generate a large intensity of neutrons. To confirm the applicability of the device to BNCT, several characteristic measurements have been implemented. In a water phantom experiment, when the accelerator was operated with an average current of 1.4 mA, the maximum thermal neutron flux was approximately 7.8 × 108 (cm-2s-1). From estimation of the stability of the linac, the results demonstrate its applicability to actual treatment.
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