Nanotech 2011 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2011: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy

Cancer Nanotechnology Chapter 5

Sulfur-33 Nanoparticles: A Possible Target for Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer

Authors: I. Porras

Affilation: University of Granada, Spain

Pages: 416 - 419

Keywords: nanoparticles, neutron, radiotherapy, Monte Carlo

Sulfur nanoparticles, enriched in the isotope S-33 are potential neutron capturers for enhancing neutron radiation dose in tumors, because of a nuclear reaction of this isotope which produces a high energy alpha particle which delivers all the energy in a range of a cell size. A Monte Carlo study of this hypothesis is presented.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7138-6
Pages: 852
Hardcopy: $199.95