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Source term calculation and validation for $^{18}$F-production with a cyclotron for medical applications at HZDR

Konheiser, J.; Müller, S. E.; Magin, A. 1; Naumann, B.; Ferrari, A.
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


In this document we present the calculation and experimental validation of a source term for $^{18}$F-production with a cyclotron for medical applications operating at 18 MeV proton energy and 30 μA proton current. The Monte Carlo codes MCNP6 and FLUKA were used for the calculation of the source term. In addition, the radiation field around the $^{18}$O-enriched water target was simulated with the two codes. To validate the radiation field obtained in the simulation, an experimental program has been started using activation samples which are placed close to the water target during an $^{18}$F-production run of the cyclotron. After the irradiation, the samples are analysed and the resulting activation is compared to Monte Carlo calculations of the expected sample activation. We find good agreement between simulations and experimental results, with most calculation to experiment (C/E) ratios well between 0.6 and 1.4.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000129497
Veröffentlicht am 08.02.2021
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6498/ab2ae8
Zitationen: 4
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Physik (APH)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 09.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0952-4746, 1361-6498
KITopen-ID: 1000129497
Erschienen in Journal of radiological protection
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd (IOP Publishing Ltd)
Band 39
Heft 3
Seiten 906–919
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 21.08.2019
Schlagwörter cyclotron, neutron measurement, neutron source calculation
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