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Fluorescent nuclear track detectors as a tool for ion-beam therapy research

Greilich, Steffen ; Osinga, Julia-Maria ; Niklas, Martin ; Lauer, Florian ; Klimpki, Grischa ; Bestvater, Felix ; Bartz, Jerry ; Akselrod, Mark ; Jäkel, Oliver

In: Radiation Measurements, 56 (16 September 2013), pp. 267-272. ISSN 1350-4487

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Fluorescent nuclear track detectors based on Al2O3:C,Mg with their excellent efficiency for detection of heavy charged particles and full 3D information from laser scanning microscopy allow a multitude of issues related to ion-beam cancer therapy to be tackled. A recently established read out protocol enables the utilization of a commercial microscope similar to those available in many life-science environments. This contribution illustrates the approach, its potential and limitations, as well as applications in clinical ion beams.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Radiation Measurements
Volume: 56
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 07:54
Date: 16 September 2013
ISSN: 1350-4487
Page Range: pp. 267-272
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Subjects: 530 Physics
610 Medical sciences Medicine
Controlled Keywords: Detektor, Dosimetrie, Laserinduzierte Fluoreszenz, Konfokale Mikroskopie, Heidelberg / Deutsches Krebsforschung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Luminescent dosimetry, Aluminum oxide, Confocal microscopy, Radiation imaging
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