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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2000|
|Event||22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: 23 Jul 2000 → 28 Jul 2000