Scampoli, Paola (2009) Solid state nuclear track detectors in hadrontherapy and radiation protection in space. [Pubblicazione in rivista scientifica]

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Tipologia del documento: Pubblicazione in rivista scientifica
Lingua: English
Titolo: Solid state nuclear track detectors in hadrontherapy and radiation protection in space
Scampoli, Paola[non definito]
Autore/i: P. SCAMPOLI
Data: 2009
Numero di pagine: 6
Dipartimento: Scienze fisiche
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Titolo del periodico: RADIATION MEASUREMENTS
Data: 2009
Volume: 44
Numero: 9-10
Intervallo di pagine: pp. 958-963
Numero di pagine: 6
Parole chiave: SSNT detectors, nuclear fragmentation, carbon-therapy, Space radioprotection
Depositato il: 21 Ott 2010 06:56
Ultima modifica: 30 Apr 2014 19:43


The recent widespread of carbon therapy for cancer treatment and the long duration manned exploration planned by NASA require the knowledge of nuclear data both for assessing the correct dose distribution in the target volume and surrounding healthy tissue (radiation-therapy), and for a better knowledge of the mixed radiation field to which astronauts will be exposed (radiation protection in Space). Nuclear fragmentation taking place in traversed material, even human body itself, is indeed responsible for a beam quality change whose biological effects have to be evaluated. Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTD) provide accurate measurements of fluence and fragmentation of heavy ions needed for hadrontherapy and Space radiation-protection purposes.

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