Energy deposition model based on electron scattering cross section data from water molecules

Alfonso G. Mũoz, Juan Carlos Oiler, Francisco J. Blanco, J. D. Gorfinkiel, Paulo Manuel Assis Loureiro Limão-vieira, A. Maira-Vidal, María José G. Borge, Olof Tengblad, Carlos Huerga, M. Corea Téllez, Gustavo García

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A complete set of electron scattering cross sections by water molecules over a broad energy range, from the meV to the MeV's, is presented in this study. These data have been obtained by combining experiments and calculations and cover most relevant processes, both elastic and inelastic, which can take place in the considered energy range. A new Monte Carlo simulation programme has been developed using as input parameter these cross sectional data as well as experimental energy loss spectra. The simulation procedure has been applied to obtain electron tracks and energy deposition plots in water when irradiated by a Ru-106 plaque as those used for brachyteraphy of ocular tumours. The low energy electron tracks provided in the present model have been compared with those obtained with other codes available in the literature
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems
Place of PublicationUnited States of America
PublisherAIP - American Institute of Physics
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0611-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


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