Session G29: Focus Session: Physical and Engineering Constraints on the Function of Biological Systems

8:00 AM–11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Baltimore Convention Center Room: 326

Sponsoring Unit: DBP
Chair: Partha Mitra, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Abstract ID: BAPS.2006.MAR.G29.7

Abstract: G29.00007 : Calibration Of A System For Energy Dependence Study Of Cancer Cell Irradiation

9:36 AM–9:48 AM

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Author:

  Ariano Munden
    (Hampton University)

Calibration of individual electron energies and dose distribution exiting a dipole magnet perpendicular at the dispersive plane was performed using a collimated scintillating fiber based detector. The dipole was constructed from two 5.08x5.08x2.54 cm$^{3}$ permanent magnets separated by a distance of 2 cm and having a maximum filed of about 5 kG. A 1 cm diameter collimated electron beam exiting a $^{90}$Sr/Y radioactive with a 25 $\mu $Ci activity and a 2.28 MeV maximum energy was placed at the entrance face of the magnet. Mapping of the magnetic field was done using a Hall probe with an accuracy of about 2 G. The electron detector consisted of blue shifted scintillating fibers with thicknesses of 1 mm. The setup provides an energy resolution of about 10{\%}. This system will be used to study the differential response of cancer cell irradiation to selected energies. We will present results and discussed the results obtained from this work.

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