Design study of multi-imaging plate system for BNCT irradiation field at Kyoto university reactor.

Abstract

The converter configuration for a multi-imaging plate system was investigated for the application of quality assurance in the irradiation field profile for boron neutron capture therapy. This was performed by the simulation calculation using the PHITS code in the fields at the Heavy Water Neutron Irradiation Facility of Kyoto University Reactor. The converter constituents investigated were carbon for gamma rays, and polyethylene with and without LiF at varied (6)Li concentration for thermal, epithermal, and fast neutrons. Consequently, potential combinations of the converters were found for two components, gamma rays and thermal neutrons, for the standard thermal neutron mode and three components of gamma rays, epithermal neutrons, and thermal or fast neutrons, for the standard mixed or epithermal neutron modes, respectively.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.06.001

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@article{Tanaka2016DesignSO, title={Design study of multi-imaging plate system for BNCT irradiation field at Kyoto university reactor.}, author={Kenichi Tanaka and Yoshinori Sakurai and Tsuyoshi Kajimoto and Hiroki Tanaka and Takushi Takata and Satoru Endo}, journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine}, year={2016}, volume={115}, pages={212-220} }