Analysis of Radiation Effects on Workers and Environment Pilot Plant Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)

  • Nur Endah Sari Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga
  • Yohannes Sardjono Center of Science and Technology of Accelerator; National Nuclear Energy Agency
  • Andang Widi Harto Departemen Teknik Nuklir Dan Teknik Fisika Fakultas Teknik Universitas Gadjah Mada
Keywords: Radiation Protection, BNCT, MCNPX, Radiation Shielding


BNCT is a new method in nuclear technology. The aim of BNCT application is to reduce human risk which used to kills cell targeting characteristic. The impact of using this technology should be considered before it is applied, among the effects of radiation on workers and the surrounding environment BNCT pilot plant. A research on modeling of BNCT pilot plant used a collimator for a 30 MeV cyclotron neutron sources which had been designed from the past research. Radiation shielding modeling for treatment room used MCNPX software. The radiation shielding was concrete baryte on each side that includes coated borated polyethylene 2 cm thick and it is featured with a sliding door with dimensions 220 × 87 × 200 cm coated with stainless steels 2 cm thick. Results obtained value equivalent dose rate of neutron and gamma of each 41.5 µSv.h-1 and 2.05 µSv.h-1. Effects of radiation received by workers in the form of deterministic effects did not have a significant are impact.


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How to Cite
Sari, N., Sardjono, Y., & Harto, A. (2017). Analysis of Radiation Effects on Workers and Environment Pilot Plant Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Indonesian Journal of Physics and Nuclear Applications, 2(2), 75-82.