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S. Muraro
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
43Publications
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#1L. Galli (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 2
#2A.C. Kraan (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 4
Last.Maria Giuseppina Bisogni (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Nuclear physics processes are an important source of uncertainty in dose calculations in particle therapy and radioprotection in space. Accurate cross section measurements are a crucial ingredient in improving the understanding of these processes. The FOOT (FragmentatiOn Of Target) experiment aims at measuring the production cross sections of fragments for energies, beams and targets that are relevant in particle therapy and radioprotection in space. An experimental apparatus composed o...
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#1M. De SimoniH-Index: 1
#2G. BattistoniH-Index: 52
Last.Ilaria MatteiH-Index: 10
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Abstract The MONDO (MOnitor for Neutron Dose in hadrOntherapy) project addresses the technical challenges posed by a neutron tracker detector: high detection efficiency and good backtracking precision. The project main goal is to develop a tracking device capable of fully reconstructing the four-momentum of the ultra-fast secondary neutrons produced in Particle Therapy treatments via double elastic scattering interactions. The tracker – a 16 × 16 × 20 cm 3 matrix – is made by a matrix of thin sq...
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#1S.M. Valle (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
#2A. AlexandrovH-Index: 6
Last.Antonio Zoccoli (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 85
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Abstract Particle therapy uses proton or 12 C beams to treat deep-seated solid tumors. Due to the advantageous characteristics of charged particles energy deposition in matter, the maximum of the dose is released to the tumor at the end of the beam range, in the Bragg peak region. However, the beam nuclear interactions with the patient tissues induces fragmentation both of projectile and target nuclei and needs to be carefully taken into account. In proton treatments, the target fragmentation pr...
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#1G. TrainiH-Index: 7
#2Ilaria MatteiH-Index: 10
Last.A. SartiH-Index: 60
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Abstract Particle therapy (PT) can exploit heavy ions (such as He, C or O) to enhance the treatment efficacy, profiting from the increased Relative Biological Effectiveness and Oxygen Enhancement Ratio of these projectiles with respect to proton beams. To maximise the gain in tumor control probability a precise online monitoring of the dose release is needed, avoiding unnecessary large safety margins surroundings the tumor volume accounting for possible patient mispositioning or morphological ch...
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#1A. RucinskiH-Index: 8
#2G. TrainiH-Index: 7
Last.V. PateraH-Index: 31
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Abstract Particle therapy is a therapy technique that exploits protons or light ions to irradiate tumor targets with high accuracy. Protons and 12 C ions are already used for irradiation in clinical routine, while new ions like 4 He and 16 O are currently being considered. Despite the indisputable physical and biological advantages of such ion beams, the planning of charged particle therapy treatments is challenged by range uncertainties, i.e. the uncertainty on the position of the maximal dose ...
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#1Esther Ciarrocchi (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 4
#2Nicola Belcari (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 21
Last.Maria Giuseppina Bisogni (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract The FOOT experiment aims at identifying the fragments produced in the human body during hadrontherapy and at measuring their cross sections. The apparatus is composed of several detectors which allow a complete reconstruction of the tracks of the fragments. In particular, the Δ E-TOF detector measures the energy released in a thin plastic scintillator and the time of flight of the fragments. In this work, we report the energy and time resolution of a Δ E-TOF detector prototype with prot...
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#2Adele LauriaH-Index: 20
Last.G. De LellisH-Index: 23
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#1A.C. KraanH-Index: 4
#2S. MuraroH-Index: 7
Last.Valeria RossoH-Index: 18
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#1Matteo Morrocchi (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 10
#2Esther Ciarrocchi (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 4
Last.Maria Giuseppina Bisogni (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract This paper describes the development and characterization of a Δ E-TOF detector composed of a plastic scintillator bar coupled at both ends to silicon photomultipliers. This detector is a prototype of a larger version which will be used in the FOOT (FragmentatiOn Of Target) experiment to identify the fragments produced by ion beams accelerated onto a hydrogen-enriched target. The final Δ E-TOF detector will be composed of two layers of plastic scintillator bars with orthogonal orientati...
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