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  • Main Title Using the TREAT reactor in support of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) experiments: A feasibility analysis


  • Author: Grasseschi, G.L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Schaefer, R.W.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois
    Additional Info: Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)


  • Creation: 1996-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The technical feasibility of using the TREAT reactor facility for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) research was assessed. Using one-dimensional neutronics calculations, it was shown that the TREAT core neutron spectrum can be filtered to reduce the undesired radiation (contamination) dose per desired neutron more effectively than can the core spectra from two prominent candidate reactors. Using two-dimensional calculations, it was demonstrated that a non-optimized filter replacing the TREAT thermal column can yield a fluence of desired-energy neutrons more than twice as large as the fluence believed to be required and, at the same time, have a contamination dose per desired neutron almost as low as that from any other candidate facility. The time, effort and cost required to adapt TREAT for a mission supporting BNCT research would be modest.
  • Physical Description: 41 p.


  • Keyword: Boron 10
  • Keyword: Numerical Data
  • Keyword: Neoplasms
  • Keyword: Feasibility Studies
  • Keyword: Neutron Source Facilities
  • STI Subject Categories: 55 Biology And Medicine, Basic Studies
  • Keyword: Neutronic Damage Functions
  • STI Subject Categories: 66 Physics
  • Keyword: Neutron Reactions
  • Keyword: Neutron Capture Therapy
  • STI Subject Categories: 22 Nuclear Reactor Technology
  • Keyword: T Codes
  • Keyword: Treat Reactor
  • Keyword: Diagrams


  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96006286
  • Report No.: ANL/ED--96-1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/272551
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 272551
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670037


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE96006286