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Validation of Geant4 Physics Models for the Simulation of the Proton Bragg Peak

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7 Author(s)
G. A. P. Cirrone ; INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, I-95123 Catania Italy. telephone: + 39 095 542111, e-mail: ; G. Cuttone ; F. Di Rosa ; S. Guatelli
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A comprehensive, rigorous validation of Geant4 electromagnetic and hadronic models pertinent to the simulation of the proton Bragg peak in water is presented. Geant4 simulation results are validated against high precision experimental data taken in the CATANA hadrontherapy facility.

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2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record  (Volume:2 )

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Oct. 29 2006-Nov. 1 2006