Improved detection resolution in single particle microbeam system

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Author(s)

  • Yongjian Xu
  • Lianyun Chen
  • Jiang Jiang
  • Furu Zhan
  • Bin Chen
  • Zengliang Yu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-316
Journal / PublicationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume595
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008

Abstract

A single particle microbeam (SPM) is uniquely capable of delivering precisely the predefined number of charged particles to determined individual cells or sub-cellular targets in vitro. It is a powerful tool to unveil mechanisms pertaining to the interactions between ionizing irradiation and living cells or tissues but it is necessary to achieve higher precision in cell irradiation. In order to obtain better energy and spatial resolution, it is imperative to improve the properties of the particle detection system. We propose the use of a scintillator deposited with a silver film instead of the conventional scintillator covered by an Al foil. The Ag film acts as a reflecting film and the performance of the scintillator is investigated. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Cell irradiation, Magnetron sputtering, Scintillator, Single particle microbeam

Citation Format(s)

Improved detection resolution in single particle microbeam system. / Xu, Yongjian; Chen, Lianyun; Jiang, Jiang; Zhan, Furu; Chen, Bin; Yu, Zengliang; Chu, Paul K.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 595, No. 2, 01.10.2008, p. 312-316.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review