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Journal Articles The Journal of Chemical Physics Year : 1998

The interest of the selection of the C-12 beam in relation to C-13 for cancer radiotherapy

Abstract

Heavy ions having interesting properties as Bragg's peak require an important energy in order to attain a deep tumor. At intermediate and relativist energies, fragmentation reactions occur throughout their path and produce fragments lighter than the projectile. Consequently, the product fragments give a residual dose beyond the Bragg peak. For these reasons, the interesting ions in radiotherapy of cancer converge toward heavy - light ions (C - Ne). Moreover, for a better treatment safety, it is envisaged also to use beta((+)) transmitting radioactive ion beams. This allows to provide the picture of the really irradiated volume by using a positon camera. In this context, our works essentially is concentrated on production rates and cross sections calculations for nucleus products in the fragmentation of ((12))C at 95 MeV/u and ((13))C at 75 MeV/u.
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in2p3-00015098 , version 1 (15-03-2000)

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G. Fares, A. Hachem, R. Bimbot, P. Roussel-Chomaz, R. Anne, et al.. The interest of the selection of the C-12 beam in relation to C-13 for cancer radiotherapy. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 1998, 95, pp.731-738. ⟨in2p3-00015098⟩
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