Calculated electrons energy levels in gadolinium atoms and utilization of the Gd157 (n,γ)Gd158 reaction as a source of Auger electrons for tumor cells killing

G. Shani, B. Laster, S. Rozin, G. V. Miloshevsky, V. I. Tolkach

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Abstract

Auger electrons are thought to be very effective in tumor cell killing due to their short range that would cause minimal damage to neighboring healthy cells. A minimum energy order of 500eV is needed to create a DNA double strand break in order to kill a cell. This paper presents results of newly-calculated values of electron energy levels in gadolinium atoms together with the results of cell killing by Auger electron emission following the Gd157(n,γ)Gd158 reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 200028 Jul 2000

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