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A new experimental facility at the Trento Proton Therapy centre.

Tommasino F., La Tessa C., Rovituso M., Lorentini S., Scifoni E., Schwarz M., Durante M.
  Venerdì 15/09   15:30 - 18:30   Aula A204   V - Biofisica e fisica medica
The experimental room at the Trento Proton Therapy centre became operational in 2016. This facility is run in collaboration between the APSS, TIFPA, IBA and the University of Trento, merging biology, physics, engineering and medical applications. The scientific program includes internal and external users, whose experiments focus especially on radiotherapy, space radioprotection and detector developments. An overview of the facility, including the present status and future updates, will be presented. The work includes the physical characterization of the pencil beam in energy, shape and divergence as well as a methodology for producing a large homogeneous irradiation field.