The E_LIBANS project (INFN) aims at producing neutron facilities for interdisciplinary irradiation purposes among which pre-clinical research for BNCT. After the successful setting-up of the thermal neutron source based on a medical LINAC, a similar apparatus for epithermal neutrons has been developed. Both structures are based on an Elekta 18 MV coupled with a photoconverter-moderator system which deploys the (γ,n) reaction to convert the X-rays into neutrons. This communication describes the two neutron sources and the results obtained in their characterization.

The E LiBANS project: Thermal and epithermal neutron sources based on a medical Linac

Monti V.;Costa M.;Durisi E.;Ferrero M.;Menzio L.;Sans Planell O.;Visca L.;Bedogni R.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

The E_LIBANS project (INFN) aims at producing neutron facilities for interdisciplinary irradiation purposes among which pre-clinical research for BNCT. After the successful setting-up of the thermal neutron source based on a medical LINAC, a similar apparatus for epithermal neutrons has been developed. Both structures are based on an Elekta 18 MV coupled with a photoconverter-moderator system which deploys the (γ,n) reaction to convert the X-rays into neutrons. This communication describes the two neutron sources and the results obtained in their characterization.
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BNCT preclinical Research; Compact neutron source; Medical LINAC; Moderator assembly; Photonuclear; Animals; Boron Neutron Capture Therapy; Computer Simulation; Equipment Design; Humans; Italy; Particle Accelerators; Neutrons
Monti V.; Costa M.; Durisi E.; Ferrero M.; Menzio L.; Sans Planell O.; Visca L.; Bedogni R.; Treccani M.; Alikaniotis K.; Giannini G.
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