Microdosimetry in fast-neutron therapy by automatic readout of CR-39 solid state nuclear track detectors

J. S. Durham, T. E. Blue, B. W. Wehring, M. H. Ragheb, J. W. Blue

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Abstract

The development of the solid state nuclear track detector CR-39 as a microdosimeter for high-energy neutron cancer therapy is given. The irradiation, etching and readout procedures are described and measured track size distributions are presented. The mathematical basis for converting a track size distribution to a microdosimetric spectrum is explained, and microdosimetric spectra as measured using both CR-39 and a tissue-equivalent Rossi-type proportional counter are compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-331
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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