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EBT2 dosimetry of x-rays produced by the electron beam from a Plasma Focus for medical applications

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Ceccolini, E. ; Montecuccolino Nuclear Engineering Laboratory - DIENCA, University of Bologna, via dei Colli 16, I-40136 Bologna, Italy ; Rocchi, F. ; Mostacci, D. ; Sumini, M.
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The electron beam emitted from the back of Plasma Focus devices is being studied as a radiation source for intraoperative radiation therapy applications. A Plasma Focus device is being developed to this aim, to be utilized as an x-ray source. The electron beam is driven to impinge on 50 μm brass foil, where conversion x-rays are generated. Measurements with gafchromic film are performed to analyse the attenuation of the x-rays beam and to predict the dose given to the culture cell in radiobiological experiments to follow.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:112 ,  Issue: 5 )