On the long way to laser particle therapy: Results of radiobiological experiments with laser accelerated electronsand future experiments with laser accelerated protons

Chr. Richter, E. Beyreuther, W. Enghardt, M. Kaluza, L. Karsch, L. Laschinksy, E. Lessmann, D. Naumburger, M. Nicolai, J. Pawelke, M. Sobiella, R. Sauerbrey, H.-P. Schlenvoigt, M. Schürer & M. Baumann
Background: The novel technology of particle acceleration based on high intensity laser systems promises proton therapy accelerators of compact size and reasonable costs. Laser acceleration results in ultra-short pulsed (~100 fs) particle beams with very high pulse dose-rate (in the order of 1012[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]