DEVELOPMENT OF AN APPARATUS FOR PARTIAL CELL IRRADIATION
TEXAS NUCLEAR CORP AUSTIN
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An apparatus has been developed which allows 16 Mev proton irradiation of selected areas of single living biologic cells cultured in vitro. The highly collimated proton microbeam passes through the tissue culture and is monitored as to number and energy of protons. Extrapolation of individual proton energies allows determination of the energy loss in the tissue. Specific advances, over earlier work in partial cell and microbeam irradiation, include the collimation of 16 Mev protons, cellular alignment technic, and special monitoring methods.