Initial Studies of Electron Beams as a means of Modifying Collagen

Apsimon, Robert and Saitiniyazi, Shadike and Seviour, Rebecca and Wise, William and Hernandez, Maribel and Ortiz, Edgar (2021) Initial Studies of Electron Beams as a means of Modifying Collagen. Applied Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 220-239. ISSN 2076-3417

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Abstract

We present the initial design studies and specifications for an accelerator and conveyor system to irradiate collagen samples, modifying properties such as the putrescibility and mechanical behaviours in a paradigm shift from existing, widely used technology. We show the integrated design requirements for a magnetic rastering scheme to move the beam position in order to ensure a uniform dose distribution over the full surface of the hide and discuss its dependence on factors such as the size of the hide, the beam current and conveyor speed. We also present initial energy deposition studies using G4BeamLine, in order to determine the numerical beam parameters and angle of incidence needed to ensure a uniform depth-dose distribution throughout the hide thickness.

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Journal Article
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Applied Sciences
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153979
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Deposited On:
19 Apr 2021 13:35
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23 Jun 2021 04:21