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Laser-plasma based accelerators of protons and heavier ions are a source of potential interest for several applications, including in the biomedical area. While the potential future use in cancer hadrontherapy acts as a strong aspirational motivation for this research field, radiobiology employing laser-driven ion bursts is alreadyan active field of research. Here we give a summary of the state of the art in laser driven ion acceleration, of the main challenges currently faced by the research inthis field and of some of the current and future strategies for overcoming them.
|Title of host publication||Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration Towards Radiobiology and Medicine|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering|
Borghesi, M., & Macchi, A. (2016). Laser-Driven Ion Accelerators: State of the Art and Applications. In A. Giulietti (Ed.), Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration Towards Radiobiology and Medicine (pp. 221-247). (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering). Springer.