Collaborative spectral characterization of the finnish epithermal-neutron beam facility for BNCT

David Nigg, Y. Harker, J. Hartwell, C. Wemple, Tiina Seppälä, Tom Seren, Karoliina Kaita, Iiro Auterinen

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    The Technical Research Centre of Finland (Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus, or VTT has constructed an advanced epithermalneutron beam facility for use in BNCT research. This facility is located at the TRIGA research reactor FiRl in Otaniemi, near Helsinki, and was brought into initial fullpower operation in April, 1996. As part of a longstanding and very productive BNCT collaboration that has existed between VTT and the INEEL, the INEEL was invited to participate in the first experimental characterization of the neutron output produced by this important new facility. This report summarizes the results of a series of collaborative measurements and computations performed by the INEEL/VTT team in connection with this effort, which began in May, 1996 with an onsite experimental campaign, followed by data reduction efforts extending through the end of 1996. It may be noted that, in addition to the work reported here, the VTT team performed some independent spectral characterization measurements during the same time period. These are reported separately. In addition, a team from the Nuclear Research institute of the Czech Republic also performed some beam measurements during the same time period. Figure 3 shows the Finnish, American, and Czech participants in the overall international FiRl beam characterization effort.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationINEEL BNCT Research Program
    Subtitle of host publicationAnnual Report 1996
    EditorsJ.R. Venhuizen
    Place of PublicationIdaho Falls
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesIdaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Report


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