Low energy positron interactions with biomolecules
Molecular Physics seminar
Monday 28 April 2014
to 11:00 at
Emma Anderson (Atomic Physics Department)
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technique widely used in medicine. To understand the atomic and molecular processes occurring in PET an understanding of positron interactions with biological molecules is required. Currently it is well beyond experimental techniques to study positron scattering from large molecular systems such as proteins. However, studies of biologically relevant molecules are possible. The study of these molecules provides information about positron interactions with biological systems.
Measurements of low energy positron scattering for several biologically relevant molecules will be presented with a focus on measurements of positron scattering from uracil.