A multiple scattering theory for proton penetration

Dai Lun Yang, Zhang Wen Wu, Steve Bin Jiang, Zheng Ming Luo

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We extend the electron small-angle multiple scattering theory to proton penetration. After introducing the concept of narrow energy spectra, the proton energy loss process is included in the proton deep penetration theory. It precisely describes the whole process of proton penetration. Compared to the Monte Carlo method, this method maintains the comparable precision and possesses much higher computational efficiency. Thus, it shows the real feasibility of applying this algorithm to proton clinical radiation therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2547-2550
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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