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Chinese Physics, 2006, Vol. 15(4): 659-664    DOI: 10.1088/1009-1963/15/4/001
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Elaborate calibration procedure for cell irradiation at the CAS-LIBB single-particle microbeam

Hu Zhi-Wen (胡智文)ab, Ding Ke-Jian (丁克俭)a, Yu Liang-Deng (余量登)c, Zhang Jun (张俊)a, Wu Li-Jun (吴李君)a, Yu Zeng-Liang (余增亮)a 
a Key Laboratory of Ion Beam Bioengineering, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China; b Department of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Coal Industry Teachers College, Huaibei 235000, China; c Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Abstract  Single-particle microbeam is uniquely capable of precisely delivering a preset number of charged particles to individual cells or sub-cellular targets to be determined in vitro. It is crucial to find a reference point that relates the microbeam's location to the microscope's plane, and align individual targets at this reference point for cell irradiation. To choose an appropriate reference point, an approach based on analysing the intensity distribution of fluorescence in a thin scintillator excited by traversing particles is newly developed using the CAS-LIBB single-particle microbeam,which features decisive physical signification and sufficient resolution. As its bonus, this on-line analysis provides precise and fast response to the determination of beam profile and potentially optimizes the microbeam quality by further adjusting hardware setup.
Keywords:  single-particle microbeam      calibration procedure      cell irradiation      targeting accuracy  
Received:  08 September 2005      Revised:  17 January 2006      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  87.53.-j (Effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems)  
  06.20.fb (Standards and calibration)  
  07.77.Ka (Charged-particle beam sources and detectors)  
  87.80.-y (Biophysical techniques (research methods))  
Fund: Project supported by the National Major Technology Research and Development Program of China during the 10th Five-Year Plan Period (Grant No 2001BA302B), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (Grant No 10225526),the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No KSCX2-SW-324), and the Foundation for University Key Teacher by the Ministry of Education, China (Grant No 2005jq135).

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Hu Zhi-Wen (胡智文), Ding Ke-Jian (丁克俭), Yu Liang-Deng (余量登), Zhang Jun (张俊), Wu Li-Jun (吴李君), Yu Zeng-Liang (余增亮) Elaborate calibration procedure for cell irradiation at the CAS-LIBB single-particle microbeam 2006 Chinese Physics 15 659

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