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The use of non-circular collimators is considered on all or some of the arcs used for radiosurgery on a linear accelerator in order to obtain conformal dose distribution for non-spherical lesions using a single isocenter. An extension of software to allow for use of non-circular collimators and a mathematical optimization based on prescribed doses on the… (More)
geometrical realization of the N-extended super Virasoro algebra and its dual" (2000).
Growing interest in proton and heavy ion therapy has reinvigorated research into the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying the therapeutic efficacy of charged-particle radiation. To improve our understanding of the greater biological effectiveness of high-LET radiations, we have investigated DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) following exposure of… (More)
Mention of a product does not constitute a warranty by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and does not imply its approval to the exclusion of other products that may also be suitable. Abstract: An investigation of the relationships among fiber linear density, tenacity, and structure is important to help cotton breeders modify varieties for enhanced fiber… (More)
BACKGROUND Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) dosimetry verification is routinely conducted via integrated or individual field dosimetry using film or a matrix of detectors. Techniques and software systems are commercially available which use individual field dosimetry measurements as input into algorithms that estimate 3D patient dose… (More)
Cotton is and has been a large cash crop in the United States and abroad for many years. Part of the widespread interest and utility of this product is due to its attractive chemical and physical properties for use in textiles. The textile industry could benefit from the presentation of a quick, reliable method to classify U.S. from foreign cottons so that… (More)
The Uster ® High Volume Instrument (HVI ®) is used in the U.S. to classify cotton, including cotton color. The cotton color parameters measured on the HVI are Rd (diffuse reflectance) and +b (yellow-ness). Comments from industry have indicated that some cotton bales appeared to have changed significantly in +b (yellowness) from their initial HVI color… (More)