Dosimetric characterisation and application to radiation biology of a kHz laser-driven electron beam

  title={Dosimetric characterisation and application to radiation biology of a kHz laser-driven electron beam},
  author={Marco Cavallone and Lucas Rovige and Julius Huijts and 'Emilie Bayart and Rachel Delorme and Aline Vernier and Patrik Gonçalves Jorge and Rapha{\"e}l Moeckli and Eric Deutsch and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Faure and Alessandro Flacco},
  journal={arXiv: Accelerator Physics},
Laser-plasma accelerators can produce ultra short electron bunches in the femtosecond to picosecond duration range, resulting in high peak dose rates in comparison with clinical accelerators. This peculiar characteristic motivates their application to radiation biology studies to elucidate the effect of the high peak dose rate on the biological response of living cells, which is still being debated. Electron beams driven by kHz laser systems may represent an attractive option for such… 
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