heavy-ion treatment

heavy-ion treatment

n.
A cancer treatment method in which cancer cells are bombarded with the positively-charged nuclei of ions of carbon, neon, and other elements in order to kill the cells.
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Strain Morphology before and after [sup.12] [C.sup.6+] Heavy-Ion Treatment at Different Energy Inputs and Dosages.
How [sup.12][C.sup.6+] heavy-ion treatment at different energies and doses affects production depends on the unknown adaptations of the AO-[M.sub.3]1, HS-[P.sub.1]8, and 147-[G.sub.5]8 mutant strains and their response to cultivation in stirred-tank bioreactors.