18 December 2000 Development of a high-power neutron-producing lithium target for boron neutron capture therapy
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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.
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Adam V. Brown, Adam V. Brown, Malcolm C. Scott, Malcolm C. Scott, } "Development of a high-power neutron-producing lithium target for boron neutron capture therapy", Proc. SPIE 4142, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410576; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.410576
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