New ultra-thin diamond membrane is a radiobiologists best friend

Source: sciencedaily.com
Remote Sensing

Measuring dosage of radiation can be challenging, especially when working with low-energy protons, but researchers have now developed an ultra-thin diamond membrane that can measure the number of protons in a radiation dose with almost perfect accuracy. The detector attaches to a fixged-particle microbeam and enables the delivery of radiation to an area less than 2 micrometers wide.