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A Novel Cell Irradiation System Using 90 ^{\circ} -Scattering Technique

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Cho, I.C. ; Dept. of Biomed. Eng. & Environ. Sci., Nat. Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan ; Weng, M.F. ; Wu, J.M. ; Chiang, S.Y.
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A novel cell irradiation system was developed for use with the HVEE Van de Graaff accelerator at the National Tsing Hua University. A 90°-scattering technique using an Au foil was designed, in which charged particles were directed from horizontal to vertical irradiation. Beam performance was tested with a silicon detector and a CR-39 nuclear track detector. The HeLa cells were irradiated with 2-MeV alpha particles and the formation of giant cells was observed. The result showed that this system provides a convenient way of generating a vertical particle beam and a cell-supporting chamber, thereby allowing a suitable cell growth condition during irradiation. Furthermore, establishment of such a system is more convenient and economical than the alternatives.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:58 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb. 2011

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