Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration Towards Radiobiology and Medicine

  • Antonio Giulietti

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Antonio Giulietti, Toshiki Tajima
    Pages 1-15
  3. Updating Radiobiology, Radiotherapy and Radiation Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Raphaëlle Mouttet-Audouard, Thomas Lacornerie, Eric Lartigau
      Pages 51-65
    3. Luigi Minafra, Valentina Bravatà, Francesco Paolo Cammarata, Giusi Irma Forte
      Pages 67-98
    4. Andrew Simons
      Pages 99-132
  4. Updating Laser-driven Electron Acceleration and Dosimetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Luca Labate, Debora Lamia, Giorgio Russo
      Pages 203-218
  5. Updating Laser-driven Ion Acceleration for Biomedical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Marco Borghesi, Andrea Macchi
      Pages 221-247
    3. Anatoly Faenov, Tatiana Pikuz, Ryosuke Kodama
      Pages 271-294
    4. Toshiki Tajima
      Pages 295-313
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


This book deals with the new method of laser-driven acceleration for application to radiation biophysics and medicine. It provides multidisciplinary contributions from world leading scientist in order to assess the state of the art of innovative tools for radiation biology research and medical applications of ionizing radiation. The book contains insightful contributions on highly topical aspects of spatio-temporal radiation biophysics, evolving over several orders of magnitude, typically from femtosecond and sub-micrometer scales. Particular attention is devoted to the emerging technology of laser-driven particle accelerators and their applicatio to spatio-temporal radiation biology and medical physics, customization of non-conventional and selective radiotherapy and optimized radioprotection protocols.


Innovative Radiotherapy Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration Laser-Plasma Interactions Multi-Gev Laser-Wakefield Accelerator Protontherapy of Cancer Radiobiological Tests Spatio-Temporal Radiation Biophysics Stable Production of Ultrashort Relativistic Electron Bunches Synchrotron Source Pre-Clinical Trials Ultrafast X-Ray Imaging of Living Cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Giulietti
    • 1
  1. 1.Sezione "Adriano Gozzini"Istituto Nazionale di OtticaPisaItaly

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