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Saeid Hamidi

Saeid Hamidi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
MCNP design of thermal and epithermal neutron beam for BNCT at the Isfahan MNSR
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
BNCT - Isfahan MNSR - Beam Shaping Assembly - MCNP4C - Snyder head phantom
Year
2015
Journal Progress in Nuclear Energy
DOI
Researchers mahdi monshizadeh ، yaser kasesaz ، H Khalafi ، Saeid Hamidi

Abstract

Thermal and epithermal neutron beam have been designed based on Isfahan Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) using MCNP4C Monte Carlo code to meet BNCT neutron beam criteria recommended by International Atomic Energy Agency. The results show that the thermal and epithermal neutron fluxes at the beam exits are 1.39  109 (ncm2s1) and 0.635  109 (ncm2s1) respectively which are suitable for BNCT application. In-phantom dose analysis indicates that the designed epithermal neutron beam can be used for treatment of deep-seated brain tumors in acceptable time of about 70 min.