Doctor of Philosophy
School of Physics
In this thesis, a new material is investigated for application in radiation medicine. In particular, to the fields of dose-enhancement radiotherapy (DERT) and UV protection. The material developed was tantalum pentoxide (elemental composition Ta2O5) in the form of ceramic nanostructured particles (NSPs). Prior to this study, no literature existed on the application of Ta2O5 NSPs to DERT or UV protection, highlighting the novelty and significance of the results presented in this thesis.
Brown, Ryan S., Investigating the properties and application of tantalum pentoxide nanostructures for cancer radiotherapy, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, School of Physics, University of Wollongong, 2017. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/137
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