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S.M. Valle
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
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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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