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Development of a high-power neutron-producing lithium target for boron neutron capture therapy
Author(s): Adam V. Brown; Malcolm C. Scott
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Paper Abstract

A neutron producing lithium target for a novel, accelerator based cancer treatment requires the removal of up to 6kW of heat produced by 1-2mA beam of 2.3-3.0MeV protons. This paper presents the results form computer simulations which show that, using submerged jet cooling, a solid lithium target can be maintained up to 1.6mA, and a liquid target up to 2.6mA, assuming a 3.0MeV proton beam. The predictions from the simulations are verified through the use of an experimental heat transfer test-rig and the result form a number of metallurgical studies made to select a compatible substrate material for the lithium are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4142, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410576
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Adam V. Brown, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Malcolm C. Scott, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4142:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications II
F. Patrick Doty; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig; Edward J. Morton, Editor(s)

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