Measurements of total and partial charge-changing cross sections for 200-to 400-MeV/nucleon C-12 on water and polycarbonate
Journal article, 2007

We have studied charged nuclear fragments produced by 200- to 400-MeV/nucleon carbon ions, interacting with water and polycarbonate, using a newly developed emulsion detector. Total and partial charge-changing cross sections for the production of B, Be, and Li fragments were measured and compared with both previously published measurements and model predictions. This study is of importance for validating and improving carbon-ion therapy treatment planning systems and for estimating the radiological risks for personnel on space missions, because carbon is a significant component of galactic cosmic rays.

SYSTEM

RADIOTHERAPY

LIGHT-ION BEAMS

FRAGMENTATION

PROTON

NUCLEAR-EMULSION

ABSORBERS

Author

T. Toshito

K. Kodama

Lembit Sihver

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

K. Yusa

M. Ozaki

K. Amako

S. Kameoka

K. Murakami

T. Sasaki

S. Aoki

T. Ban

T. Fukuda

M. Komatsu

H. Kubota

N. Naganawa

T. Nakamura

T. Nakano

M. Natsume

K. Niwa

S. Takahashi

J. Yoshida

H. Yoshida

M. Kanazawa

N. Kanematsu

M. Komori

S. Sato

M. Asai

T. Koi

C. Fukushima

S. Ogawa

M. Shibasaki

H. Shibuya

Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

0556-2813 (ISSN) 1089-490X (eISSN)

Vol. 75 5 8-

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevC.75.054606

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10/6/2017