Initial trials of a dose monitoring detector for boron neutron capture therapy

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

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In this study, we present results of initial trials of a scintillator-over-fiber detector system with a silicon photomultiplier readout designed at Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. The results demonstrate that the proposed system, using a pair of boron-enriched and boron-free scintillators, could be successfully used for monitoring of thermal neutron flux and estimation of irradiation dose. Nevertheless, it is necessary to optimize the design of the detector head components to ensure long time detector stability with heavy radiation background.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP01024
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • APDs
  • CCDs
  • CMOS imagers
  • Dosimetry concepts and apparatus; Neutron detectors (cold
  • EBCCDs
  • EMCCDs
  • Etc); Scintillators
  • Fast neutrons); Photon detectors for UV
  • G-APDs
  • Gas
  • Liquid scintillators)
  • Scintillation and light emission processes (solid
  • Si-PMTs
  • Thermal
  • Visible and IR photons (solid-state) (PIN diodes


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