Modelling low energy electron interactions for biomedical uses of radiation

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Abstract

Current radiation based medical applications in the field of radiotherapy, radio-diagnostic and radiation protection require modelling single particle interactions at the molecular level. Due to their relevance in radiation damage to biological systems, special attention should be paid to include the effect of low energy secondary electrons. In this study we present a single track simulation procedure for photons and electrons which is based on reliable experimental and theoretical cross section data and the energy loss distribution functions derived from our experiments. The effect of including secondary electron interactions in this model will be discussed.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics Conference Series
Pages012028
Volume194
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event26th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions -
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions
Period1/01/09 → …

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