Photoneutron yields from tungsten in the energy range of the giant dipole resonance
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Förlag: IOP Publishing LTD
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.
- Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
- ISSN: 0031-9155