Experimental silicon microdosimetry measurements were performed at a Fast Neutron Therapy facility. Monte Carlo based calculations of these measurements were made using the GEANT4 toolkit. Reasonable agreement between theoretical and experimental results was obtained and the contribution of elastic and inelastic reaction products to the final microdosimetric spectrum was determined.
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Cornelius, I., Rosenfeld, A. & Bradley, P. Simulations of silicon microdosimetry measurements in fast neutron therapy. Australas. Phys. Eng. Sci. Med. 25, 168 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03178290
- Monte Carlo
- fast neutron therapy