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Ionization measurements in the electron build-up region of high energy x-ray beams.

Norman Aspin

Ionization measurements in the electron build-up region of high energy x-ray beams.

by Norman Aspin

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Published .
Written in English

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  • Physics Theses

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    Thesis (M.A.), Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto

    ContributionsJohns, H. E. (supervisor)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v.
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    Open LibraryOL21257321M

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    In water, C1 = MeV, C2 = -1, and C3 = R p is the practical range of electrons, given by the intersection of an imaginary line drawn through the linear part of the depth dose curve would intersect the depth axis.. Mean Energy. An alternate method of describing an electron beam is that the mean energy of the electron beam at the phantom surface is related to the.   The purpose of this work was to investigate the influence of a new transmission detector on 6 MV x-ray beam properties. The device, COMPASS (IBA Dosimetry, Germany), contains plane parallel ionization chambers with a detector spacing of mm and an active volume of cm e dose measurements were carried out using a Markus chamber and radiochromic film for a .

    The energy needed to remove the most weakly bound electron is the first ionization energy. The energy needed to remove the next most weakly bound electron is the second ionization energy and so on. In general, ionization energy increases as you move across the periodic table from left to right or from bottom to top.   This high contrast ratio is necessary to prevent the generation of undesirable high-energy electron beams. 22 J. Uhlig, C.-G. Wahlström, M. Walczak, V. Sundström, and W. Fullagar, “ Laser generated keV electron beams from water,” Laser Part. Be ().


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Ionization measurements in the electron build-up region of high energy x-ray beams by Norman Aspin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The percentage depth dose in the build-up region and the surface dose for the 6-MV photon beam from a Varian Clinac 23EX medical linear accelerator was investigated for square field sizes of 5 × 5, 10 × 10, 15 × 15 and 20 × 20 cm 2 using the EGS4nrc Monte Carlo (MC) simulation package.

The depth dose was found to change rapidly in the build-up region, and the percentage surface dose Cited by: Abstract Ionization produced by high‐energy (6–18 MeV) electrons beneath cylindrical surfaces has been measured and compared to ionization at corresponding locations under a flat surface.

Results are reported as ionization ratios over a range of depths, off‐axis distances, radii Cited by: 3. An investigation was conducted to estimate the effective point of measurement of cylindrical ion chambers in electron beams.

Ionization measurements were taken. The effective point of measurement of ionization chambers and the build-up anomaly in MV x-ray beams. M R McEwen Ionizing Radiation Standards, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 by:   The formalism is tested and compared to the present formalism in the AAPM TG‐51 protocol with measurements made in Elekta Precise electron beams with energies between 4 MeV and 22 MeV and with fields shaped with a 10 × 10 cm 2 clinical applicator as well as a 20 × 20 cm 2 clinical applicator for the 18 MeV and 22 MeV beams.

A set of six Author: Bryan R. Muir. Measurement of the percent-depth ionization curve for x rays, as required for determining k Q using the protocol, was not possible because dose from the electron beam dominated the dose in shallow regions.

The bulk of the bremsstrahlung was generated in the phantom, with only 10% of the dose in the bremsstrahlung tail of the MeV beam. Drawbacks of a free air ionization chamber. -2 • There are drawbacks on the design of a free-air chamber for the measurement of roentgens for high-energy x-ray beams.

As the photon energy increases, the range of the electrons liberated in air increases rapidly. CALIBRATION OF PHOTON AND ELECTRON BEAMS () where Q is the charge collected in air mass m air and corrected for influence quantities; and s graphite,air is the ratio of collision stopping powers for graphite and air calculated for the photon or electron beam energy used.

This method of evaluation requires a change in (W air /e) when the. IAEA Radiation Oncology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and Students - Slide 2 INTRODUCTION Accurate dose delivery to the target with external photon or electron beams is governed by a chain consisting of the following main links: • Basic output calibration of the beam • Procedures for measuring the relative dose data.

• Equipment commissioning and quality assurance. Electron interactions with absorbing medium Inelastic collisions between the incident electron and orbital electrons of absorber atoms result in loss of incident electron’s kinetic energy through ionization and excitation of absorber atoms (collision or ionization loss).

The absorber atoms can be ionized through two types of. Regions of electron depth dose distributions 1.

Shallow depths --build-up region caused by side-scattered electrons – Surface dose increases with increase in energy 1. Shallow depths --build-up region caused by side-Surface dose Depth Doses for Varian 21EX 25 x 25 cone Depth (cm) 02 10 12 % Depth Dose 0 20 40 60 80 6 MeV 9 MeV 12 MeV.

18MV X-ray beams used in radiotherapy have skin sparing properties as they produce a dose build-up effect whereby a smaller dose is delivered to the s. Andreo P, Huq MS, Westermark M, Song H, Tilikidis A, et al. () Protocols for the dosimetry of high-energy photon and electron beams: a comparison of the IAEA TRS and previous international Codes of Practice.

Phys Med Biol ; McEwen MR () Measurement of ionization chamber absorbed dose k(Q) factors in megavoltage photon.

Electron Ionization Electron ionization occurs through interaction of the gas-phase sample molecules with high-energy electrons emitted from a resistively heated filament.

After emission from the filament, the electrons are focused through a narrow slit and attracted to an anode that is positioned ~15–20 mm opposite the filament. Time-resolved ionization measurements with intense ultrashort XUV and X-ray free-electron laser pulses of this process is due to the build-up of the high electron pressure and the.

Electron ionization was first described in by Canadian-American Physicist Arthur J. Dempster in the article of "A new method of positive ray analysis." It was the first modern mass spectrometer and used positive rays to determine the ratio of the mass to charge of various constituents.

In this method, the ion source used an electron beam directed at a solid surface. @article{osti_, title = {The effective point of measurement of ionization chambers and the build-up anomaly in MV x-ray beams}, author = {McEwen, M R and Kawrakow, I and Ross, C K}, abstractNote = {A precision experimental investigation of the effective point of measurement (EPOM) of ion chambers in megavoltage beams has been carried out.

Professor of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin. Search for more papers by this author. zero and gradient at the center of the intersection region.

Forces from the lasers capture Rb atoms from a room-temperature vapor [10], then cool and confine them near B › 0 where a ball (cloud) of trapped atoms forms.

We superpose a repetitively pulsed electron beam on this cloud and measure the ionization cross section as follows. A method is presented to obtain ion chamber calibration coefficients relative to secondary standard reference chambers in electron beams using depth-ionization measurements.

Results are obtained as a function of depth and average electron energy at depth in 4, 8, 12 and 18 MeV electron beams from the NRC Elekta Precise linac. The PTW Roos. Such measurements require an electron spectrometer with high resolution, high throughput, and low background.

Magnetic bottle time-of-flight electron spectrometers, which determine the energy of ionized electrons by measuring their arrival times at detectors, were introduced in the s to provide good resolution, large solid-angle coverage.Electron Ionization. Electron Ionization (EI) is the most common ionization technique used for mass spectrometry.

(1) EI works well for many gas phase molecules, but it does have some limitations. Although the mass spectra are very reproducible and are widely used for spectral libraries, EI causes extensive fragmentation so that the molecular ion is not observed for many compounds.Ionization energy, also called ionization potential, in chemistry and physics, the amount of energy required to remove an electron from an isolated atom or molecule.

There is an ionization energy for each successive electron removed; the ionization energy associated with removal of the first (most loosely held) electron, however, is most.