Measurement of secondary particle production induced by particle therapy ion beams impinging on a PMMA target
1 INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Frascati (RM), Italy
2 INFN, Sezione di Milano, Milano, Italy
3 INFN, Sezione di Roma, Roma, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
5 GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
6 Museo Storico della Fisica, Centro “E. Fermi”, Roma, Italy
7 Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Applicate per Ingegneria, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
8 Center for Life Nano Science@Sapienza, IIT, Roma, Italy
Published online: 11 May 2016
Particle therapy is a technique that uses accelerated charged ions for cancer treatment and combines a high irradiation precision with a high biological effectiveness in killing tumor cells . Informations about the secondary particles emitted in the interaction of an ion beam with the patient during a treatment can be of great interest in order to monitor the dose deposition. For this purpose an experiment at the HIT (Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center) beam facility has been performed in order to measure fluxes and emission profiles of secondary particles produced in the interaction of therapeutic beams with a PMMA target. In this contribution some preliminary results about the emission profiles and the energy spectra of the detected secondaries will be presented.
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