Collaborative Physical and Biological Dosimetry Studies for Neutron Capture Therapy at the RA-1 Research Reactor Facility

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Initial physical dosimetry measurements have been completed using activation spectrometry and thermoluminiscent dosimeters to characterize the BNCT irradiation facility developed at the RA-1 research reactor operated by the Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission in Buenos Aires. Some biological scoping irradiations have also been completed using a small-animal (hamster) oral mucosa tumor model. Results indicate that the RA-1 neutron source produces useful dose rates but that some improvements in the initial configuration will be needed to optimize the spectrum for thermal-neutron BNCT research applications.

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Nigg, David W.; Schwint, Amanda E.; Hartwell, John K.; Heber, Elisa M.; Trivillin, Veronica; Castillo, Jorge et al. October 1, 2004.

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Initial physical dosimetry measurements have been completed using activation spectrometry and thermoluminiscent dosimeters to characterize the BNCT irradiation facility developed at the RA-1 research reactor operated by the Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission in Buenos Aires. Some biological scoping irradiations have also been completed using a small-animal (hamster) oral mucosa tumor model. Results indicate that the RA-1 neutron source produces useful dose rates but that some improvements in the initial configuration will be needed to optimize the spectrum for thermal-neutron BNCT research applications.

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  • America's Nuclear Energy Symposium,Miami, Florida,10/04/2004,10/06/2004

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-04-02353
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Nigg, David W.; Schwint, Amanda E.; Hartwell, John K.; Heber, Elisa M.; Trivillin, Veronica; Castillo, Jorge et al. Collaborative Physical and Biological Dosimetry Studies for Neutron Capture Therapy at the RA-1 Research Reactor Facility, article, October 1, 2004; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883221/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.