Photoneutron yields from tungsten in the energy range of the giant dipole resonance

Akkurt, I. et al. (2003) Photoneutron yields from tungsten in the energy range of the giant dipole resonance. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 48(20), 3345 -3352. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/48/20/006)

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Photoneutron production on the nuclei of high-Z components of medical accelerator heads can lead to a significant secondary dose during a course of bremsstrahlung radiotherapy, However, a quantitative evaluation of secondary neutron dose requires improved data on the photoreaction yields. These have been measured as a function of photon energy, neutron energy and neutron angle for <sup>nat</sup>W, using tagged photons at the MAX-Lab photonuclear facility in Sweden. This work presents neutron yields for <sup>nat</sup>W(γ, n) and compares these with the predictions of the Monte Carlo code MCNP-GN, developed specifically to simulate photoneutron production at medical accelerators.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Annand, Dr John and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Akkurt, I., Adler, J.O., Annand, J.R.M., Fasolo, F., Hansen, K., Isaksson, L., Karlsson, M., Lilja, P., Lundin, M., Nilsson, B., Ongaro, C., Reiter, A., Rosner, G., Sandell, A., Schroder, B., and Zanini, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics in Medicine and Biology

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