[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: At the Fukui Prefectural Hospital Proton Therapy Center, neutron doses behind the concrete shields and at the maze were measured with three types of radiation monitors (DARWIN, Wendi-2, and a rem meter) along with solid-state nuclear track detectors. The measured data were compared with estimations of analytical models and the Monte Carlo code, Particle and Heavy-Ion Transport code System (PHITS). The analytical model, using the parameters employed in the shielding design of the facility, gave considerably larger values than the measured data. This means that the facility was designed with a sufficient margin of safety. The results calculated by PHITS were less than those of the analytical model and were about three times larger than the measured data. From a perspective that seeks conservative estimation with less margin, the Monte Carlo simulation is a good tool for shielding design of accelerator-based proton treatment facilities.
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 11/2012; 49(11):1097-1109. DOI:10.1080/00223131.2012.730900 · 1.12 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Double-differential neutron-production cross-sections of a thin beryllium target bombarded with 10 MeV protons and deuterons were measured. Neutron energy spectra in the range above 1.8 MeV were obtained by a time-of-flight method at angles of 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90° and 120°. Monte Carlo calculations with the PHITS code were performed using the evaluated nuclear data files ENDF/B-VII, the Bertini/GEM model and the JQMD/GEM model, and compared with the experimental results. It was found that the calculated results using ENDF/B-VII and Bertini/GEM for the 9Be(p,xn) reaction and JQMD/GEM for the 9Be(d,xn) reaction roughly agreed with the experimental results.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 01/2009; 598(3-598):687-695. DOI:10.1016/j.nima.2008.10.019 · 1.22 Impact Factor