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

Akkurt, I; Adler, Jan-Olof LU ; Annand, JRM; Fasolo, F; Hansen, Kurt LU ; Isaksson, Lennart LU ; Karlsson, Martin LU ; Lilja, Per LU ; Lundin, Magnus LU and Nilsson, Björn LU , et al. (2003) In Physics in Medicine and Biology 48(20). p.3345-3352
Abstract
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 W-nat, using tagged photons at the MAX-Lab photonuclear facility in Sweden. This work presents neutron yields for W-nat(gamma, n) and compares these with the predictions of the Monte Carlo code MCNP-GN, developed specifically to simulate photoneutron production at medical accelerators.
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  abstract     = {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 W-nat, using tagged photons at the MAX-Lab photonuclear facility in Sweden. This work presents neutron yields for W-nat(gamma, n) and compares these with the predictions of the Monte Carlo code MCNP-GN, developed specifically to simulate photoneutron production at medical accelerators.},
  author       = {Akkurt, I and Adler, Jan-Olof and Annand, JRM and Fasolo, F and Hansen, Kurt and Isaksson, Lennart and Karlsson, Martin and Lilja, Per and Lundin, Magnus and Nilsson, Björn and Ongaro, C and Reiter, A and Rosner, G and Sandell, Anders and Schröder, Bent and Zanini, A},
  issn         = {1361-6560},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {20},
  pages        = {3345--3352},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  series       = {Physics in Medicine and Biology},
  title        = {Photoneutron yields from tungsten in the energy range of the giant dipole resonance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2003},
}