Progress on the accelerator based SPES-BNCT project at INFN Legnaro

J. Esposito, P. Colautti, A. Pisent, L. De Nardo, V. Conte, D. Moro, S. Agosteo, G. Jori, R. Tinti, G. Rosi

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Abstract

In the framework of an advanced Exotic Ion Beam facility, named SPES (Study and Production of Exotic Species), that will allow a frontier program both in nuclear and interdisciplinary physics, an intense thermal neutron beam facility, devoted to perform Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) experimental treatments on skin melanoma tumor, is currently under construction based on the SPES proton driver. A vast radiobiological investigation in vitro and in vivo has started with the new10B carriers developed. Special microdosimetric detectors have been constructed to properly measure all the BNCT dose components and their qualities. Both microdosimetric and radiobiological measurements are being performed at the new HYTHOR beam shaping assembly at the Enea-Casaccia TAPIRO reactor. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications - , Argentina
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conference6th Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications
CountryArgentina
Period1/1/07 → …

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Esposito, J., Colautti, P., Pisent, A., De Nardo, L., Conte, V., Moro, D., ... Rosi, G. (2007). Progress on the accelerator based SPES-BNCT project at INFN Legnaro. Paper presented at 6th Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, Argentina. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2710554