Facility for measurements of nuclear cross sections for fast neutron cancer therapy
2000 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 452, no 3, 484-504 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A facility for measurements of neutron-induced double-differential light-ion production cross-sections, for application within, e.g., fast neutron cancer therapy, is described. The central detection elements are three-detector telescopes consisting of two silicon detectors and a CsI crystal. Use of ?E-?E-E techniques allows good particle identification for p, d, t, 3He and alpha particles over an energy range from a few MeV up to 100 MeV. Active plastic scintillator collimators are used to define the telescope solid angle. Measurements can be performed using up to eight telescopes at 20░ intervals simultaneously, thus covering a wide angular range. The performance of the equipment is illustrated using experimental data taken with a carbon target at En = 95 MeV. Distortions of the measured charged-particle spectra due to energy and particle losses in the target are corrected using a newly developed computer code. Results from such correction calculations are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 452, no 3, 484-504 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26762DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(00)00455-1Local ID: 11362OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26762DiVA: diva2:247312