20 April 2006 Examination of light distribution from sol-gel based applicators for interstitial laser therapy
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Proceedings Volume 6158, Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004; 61580V (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.676092
Event: Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004, 2004, Warsaw, Poland
Abstract
We describe here the construction of sol-gel based applicators for interstitial thermotheraphy. The silica sol-gel coatings were prepared from silicate precursor TEOS (tetraethylorthosilicate) mixed with ethyl alcohol in acid catalyzed hydrolysis. The matrices were produced with various ratios R=5, 10, 20, 32, 50, whereas R denotes the number of solvent molds (here ethanol) to the number of TEOS moles. The spatial light intensity distribution was examined in order to find out the influence of R factor on the light distribution shape. It was shows that the most homogeneous patterns are observed for sol-gel coatings with R factors equal 10 and 20.
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I. Hołowacz, I. Hołowacz, A. Ulatowska-Jarża, A. Ulatowska-Jarża, H. Podbielska, H. Podbielska, I. Garbaczewska, I. Garbaczewska, } "Examination of light distribution from sol-gel based applicators for interstitial laser therapy", Proc. SPIE 6158, Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004, 61580V (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.676092; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.676092
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