A multichannel neutron flux monitoring system for a boron neutron capture therapy facility

T. A. Bykov, D. A. Kasatov, A. M. Koshkarev, A. N. Makarov, V. V. Porosev, G. A. Savinov, I. M. Shchudlo, S. Y. Taskaev

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The progress in the design of new accelerator-based neutron sources for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) generated new requirements to the detector systems to monitor the particle flux during the irradiation of patients. In the current research, we evaluated basic parameters of a twin scintillator-over-fiber system with a silicon photo-multiplier readout based on boron-enriched and boron-free plastic scintillators. The presented results showed that the proposed system could be used for monitoring of neutron flux, and the designed detector system demonstrated good linearity, up to ∼ 2 mA, limited by accelerator specifications at that time.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP12002
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2019


  • Detector modelling and simulations I (interaction of radiation with matter, interaction of photons with matter, interaction of hadrons with matter, etc)
  • Instrumentation for hadron therapy
  • Neutron detectors (cold, thermal, fast neutrons)
  • Scintillators, scintillation and light emission processes (solid, gas and liquid scintillators)


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