BNCT microdosimetry at the tapiro reactor thermal column

L. De Nardo, E. Seravalli, G. Rosi, J. Esposito, P. Colautti, V. Conte, G. Tornielli

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A thermal column is available for dosimetrie and radiobiological studies by the fast reactor TAPIRO, located at the ENEA research centre Casaccia. The TAPIRO neutron field has been studied (in the frame of LNL BNCT project) with a tissue-equivalent proportional counter, which has worked alternatively with an ordinary tissue-equivalent cathode and with a boron-enriched cathode. Measurements have been performed with polyethylene caps of different thickness. Both the absorbed dose and the microdosimetric-calculated biological effective dose show a maximum at ∼0.5 mg cm-2of depth. The different dose components have been calculated and the results are discussed. © Oxford University Press 2004; all rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579 - 586
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation

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De Nardo, L., Seravalli, E., Rosi, G., Esposito, J., Colautti, P., Conte, V., & Tornielli, G. (2004). BNCT microdosimetry at the tapiro reactor thermal column. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 110(1-4), 579 - 586.