A laser-driven electron accelerator for radiobiology experiments
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: IL NUOVO CIMENTO C (ONLINE)
Volume: 38 (2) Pages from: 76-1 to: 76-9