On the accuracy of Monte Carlo based beam dynamics models for the degrader in proton therapy facilities

@article{Rizzoglio2018OnTA,
  title={On the accuracy of Monte Carlo based beam dynamics models for the degrader in proton therapy facilities},
  author={Valeria Rizzoglio and Andreas Adelmann and Christian Baumgarten and David Meer and Jochem Snuverink and Vadim Talanov},
  journal={Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
  year={2018}
}
  • V. Rizzoglio, A. Adelmann, V. Talanov
  • Published 1 December 2017
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
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