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Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a two component mode of radiotherapy that combines the chemistry of tumour seeking compounds with the physics of boron neutron capture to destroy cancerous cells in a tumour. For BNCT applications, an adequate neutron flux is required from a high flux reactor, such as the one at JRC Petten; the beam arrangement at Petten also satisfies requirements on beam aperture and availability of working area for an irradiation room. In 1990, following two years of studies to confirm the nuclear characteristics of the proposed beam tube, the design for the required filter configuration to produce an epithermal neutron beam at HB11 was completed and is described in this report.

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Authors: MOSS R L, JRC Petten (NL);WATKINS P R D, JRC Petten (NL);CONSTANTINE G, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Irradiation Technology, Saclay (FR), May 20-22, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36850 ORA
Record Number: 199211134 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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