A study of the energy deposition profile of proton beams in materials of hadron therapeutic interest

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Title: A study of the energy deposition profile of proton beams in materials of hadron therapeutic interest
Authors: García Molina, Rafael | Abril, Isabel | Vera Gomis, Pablo de | Kyriakou, Ioanna | Emfietzoglou, Dimitris
Research Group/s: Interacción de Partículas Cargadas con la Materia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Física Aplicada
Keywords: Hadron therapy | Proton beam | Bragg curve | Liquid water | Simulation | Depth–dose profile
Knowledge Area: Física Aplicada
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2014, 83(Part B): 109-114.doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2013.01.006
Abstract: The energy delivered by a swift proton beam in materials of interest to hadron therapy (liquid water, polymethylmethacrylate or polystyrene) is investigated. An explicit condensed-state description of the target excitation spectrum based on the dielectric formalism is used to calculate the energy-loss rate of the beam in the irradiated materials. This magnitude is the main input in the simulation code SEICS (Simulation of Energetic Ions and Clusters through Solids) used to evaluate the dose as a function of the penetration depth and radial distance from the beam axis.
Sponsor: This work has been financially supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and the European Regional Development Fund (Project FIS2010-17225). PdV thanks the Conselleria d’Educació, Formació i Ocupació de la Generalitat Valenciana for its support under the VALi+d program. This paper is part of the COST Action MP 1002, Nanoscale Insights in to Ion Beam Cancer Therapy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/37749
ISSN: 0969-8043 (Print) | 1872-9800 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2013.01.006
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2013.01.006
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