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The Committee V of INFN recently funded the three-year project NEPTUNE (Nuclear process-driven Enhancement of Proton Therapy UNraVeled). The project will start in 2019 with the main aim to study and understand the recently observed increase of protontherapy effectiveness for irradiations occurring in the presence of 11B atoms. A role in this effect should be played by the high-LET alpha particles mainly generated by the p(11B,alpha)2alpha channel, which has a cross section of the order of 1 barn at low energy. However, analytical calculations indicate that the number of alphas produced is too low to yield the observed biological effects.


22-07-2019: 18th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors (LTD)
19-07-2019: O. G. Polischuk - Search for long-lived superheavy ekatungsten with 116CdWO4 crystal scintillator
18-07-2019: A. Di Giovanni - The RAADsat Mission for Studying Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes
16-07-2019: Genova ricorda i 50 anni dall’allunaggio
15-07-2019: Giuseppe Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano - Transient Optical Dichroism in Nonlinear Anisotropic Dielectric Metasurfaces: Experiments and Modeling
11-07-2019: Physics and Philosophy of the Future: the Flow of Time between Physics and Metaphysics
11-07-2019: Lowry Conradie (Head Accelerator & Engineering Department) - Current status of the accelerators at iThemba LABS
09-07-2019: Generalized Higgs Effective Field Theory - Ryo Nagai
04-07-2019: The Impact of Galactic Astrophysical Uncertainties on the Reconstruction of Dark Matter Properties
04-07-2019: V. Tretyak - Final results of the Aurora experiment to study double beta decay of 116Cd with enriched 116CdWO4 crystal scintillators





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