Eight epithermal neutron beams, constructed for clinical or preclinical studies of NCT, have been dosimetrically characterized by in-air measurements with a set of activation foils for the determination of the neutron energy spectra in free beam. Measurements have been made on the already closed epithermal BNCT facility at the BMRR of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, on the HFR at JRC in Petten, The Netherlands, on the epithermal mode beam at KURRI, Japan, on the fission converter beam at MIT, USA, on the epithermal beam of the RA-6 facility in Bariloche, Argentina, on the epithermal beam at WSU, USA, on the mixed mode beam at JRR-4 at JAERI, Japan, as well as on the epithermal beam at FiR 1 at VTT, Espoo, Finland.
- epithermal neutron beam
- neutron spectrum
- activation detectors
Auterinen, I., Serén, T., Anttila, K., Kosunen, A., & Savolainen, S. (2004). Measurement of free beam neutron spectra at eight BNCT facilities worldwide. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 61(5), 1021 - 1026. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2004.05.035