Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Wed., April 09, 2014, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments at 2:40 PM)

Relative Merits of X-Ray, Proton and Carbon Beam Therapy

Prof. Oliver Jškel, University of Heidelberg, Germany
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

Over the past decade, there has been considerable interest and progress in the use of heavy ions such as protons and carbon in an attempt to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy. Both have a physical advantage over photons because of their Bragg peaks, but only heavier ions such as carbon have a potential biological advantage. This has led to the claim that the most important heavy charged particle radiotherapy of the future is more likely to be with heavy ions rather than protons, and this is the premise debated in this month's Point/Counterpoint.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124