Dose distribution of a 38MeV/u carbon ions beam interacting with a plexiglass energy degrader: a Monte Carlo study

Emiliano D'Agostino, Tornbjorn Hartman, Bo Stenerlow, Filip Vanhavere

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    The goal of this study is to evaluate the dose deposited in a tissue equivalent 5mm thick phantom, by the nuclear fragments of a primary carbon ions beam interacting with a plexiglass energy degrader, for different degrader thicknesses. The Monte Carlo model is based on the facility present at the Svedberg laboratory, in Uppsala, Sweden (figure on the right). In experimental conditions, the beam is used to irradiate in-vitro cell samples, plated onto 35mm Petri dishes. The degrader is used to select a particular LET of the carbon ions beam impinging on the cells monolayer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRadiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems
    Place of PublicationMadrid, Spain
    StatePublished - 4 Jul 2010
    EventRadiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems - Madrid
    Duration: 30 Jun 20104 Jul 2010


    ConferenceRadiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems

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