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1. (WO2018197451) ACCELERATOR-DRIVEN NEUTRON ACTIVATOR FOR BRACHYTHERAPY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197451    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/060416
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 25 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61N 5/10
G21G 1/06
A61K 41/00
A61K 51/00
A61K 51/12
Applicants: ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPLICATIONS
Inventors: MACIOCCO, Luca
BUONO, Stefano
Title: ACCELERATOR-DRIVEN NEUTRON ACTIVATOR FOR BRACHYTHERAPY
Abstract:
A neutron activator for neutron activation of a material, the neutron activator being configured to produce neutrons from an interaction with a proton beam (7), the neutron activator comprising: - a neutron source comprising a metallic target (1), and - a Beryllium first reflector-moderator (4) peripheral to the neutron source and comprising a neutron activation area (10) configured to accommodate the neutron source and the material to be activated, the neutron activation area (10) of the first reflector-moderator (4) comprising a bore configured to accommodate the neutron source.