RADIATION BIOLOGY BEAM LINE

  

Important information


Beam

Beam energy from accelerator [MeV]

Energy on the Cell Surface [MeV]

Corresponding Entrance LET in water [KeV/┬Ám]

7 Li

50

45

60

11 B

65

48.7

218

12 C

85

62

290

16 O

100

56

614

 

All the above values give a tentative picture in order to plan an experiment. The  parameters may be adjusted and evaluated during the beam time. The available beam energy also depends on the machine condition during the run.


Particle Flux :    1-2  x  105 particles/cm2 /sec

   

All the  irradiation jobs are done at the atmospheric pressure. The samples have to be prepared in form of a monolayer. The attaching types of mammalian cells are grown on a 35 mm NUNC Petri-dish. The dishes are irradiated in a horizontal position. Non attaching cells can also be irradiated in the horizontal position using a special method. Irradiation with a pre-determined fluence and subsequent repetitions can be done using a the irradiation system called ASPIRE.


  
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