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

Akkurt I. , Adler J., Annand J., Fasolo F., Hansen K., Isaksson L., ...Daha Fazla

PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, cilt.48, sa.20, ss.3345-3352, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1088/0031-9155/48/20/006
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3345-3352


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.