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A Fast-neutron Source for Radiotherapy

Naturevolume 199page923 (1963) | Download Citation



Berry, Oliver and Porter have ably restated the facts we attempted to summarize in the second paragraph of our letter, but do not appear to have grasped the need for a compromise between the desirable high linear energy transfer associated with low-energy neutrons and the desirable penetrating power associated with high-energy neutrons. We do not suggest that 14-MeV neutrons give the best compromise of this type, but merely that since they are obtainable from a relatively cheap and compact source, their usefulness is worthy of experimental evaluation.

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  1. Services Electronics Research Laboratory, Baldock, Herts.

    • P. D. LOMER
  2. Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, 20, Lancs.

    • D. GREENE


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