Scientific Results

A laser-driven electron accelerator for radiobiology experiments

Year: 2015

Authors: Labate L.

Autors Affiliation: CNR, Ist Nazl Ott, Sez Pisa, I-56100 Pisa, Italy;‎ Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, Pisa, Italy;‎ Lab Nazl Frascati, Rome, Italy

Abstract: A novel concept laser-driven electron accelerator is described, whose operation regime and setup was optimized for radiobiology experiments. A brief account is given first of the motivations of our work, aimed at allowing irradiation campaigns of in vitro biological samples; the ultimate goal is to check the biological effectiveness of laser-driven electron beams against conventionally accelerated ones. A description of the electron source is then given; finally, the main results of the activity aimed at characterizing the source from a dosimetric point of view are presented.

Journal/Review: NUOVO CIMENTO C-COLLOQUIA AND COMMUNICATIONS IN PHYSICS

Volume: 38 (2)      Pages from: 76-1  to: 76-9

KeyWords: INTRAOPERATIVE RADIATION-THERAPY; BEAMS
DOI: 10.1393/ncc/i2015-15076-3

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