4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
The Proceedings of SAIP2016 published on 24 December 2017
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Measurements of gamma-ray production cross sections of proton beam at energies of 80-125 MeV with calcium target.

Presented by Mr. AYANDA KUNYANA on 6 Jul 2016 from 14:40 to 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics

Abstract

During cancer treatment therapy a lot of proton particles with incident energy of 200 MeV enter the human body of the patient. They interact with the elements in the body such as 40Ca, 16O, 14N and release their energy step by step in nuclear reaction processes. To understand well the processes we need to know the probability of the proton interactions with each of the elements inside the patient’s body as a function of the proton energy. In this work gamma-ray spectra obtained when calcium is bombarded by accelerated protons in the energy range from 80 to 125 MeV are analysed. This analysis yields experimental data for cross sections for gamma-ray production in these nuclear reactions. The results on the cross sections and their importance for medical therapy will be discussed.

Award

Yes

Level

MSc

Supervisor

Dr E.A Lwarie elena@tlabs.ac.za iThemba LABS

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Permission

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Place

Location: Kramer Law building
Address: UCT Middle Campus Cape Town
Room: LT3


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