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Track-structure simulations for charged particles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23032889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Monte Carlo track-structure simulations provide a detailed and accurate picture of radiation transport of charged particles through condensed matter of biological interest. Liquid water serves as a surrogate for soft tissue and is used in most Monte Carlo track-structure codes. Basic theories of radiation transport and track-structure simulations are discussed and differences compared to condensed history codes highlighted. Interaction cross sections for electrons, protons, alpha particles, and light and heavy ions are required input data for track-structure simulations. Different calculation methods, including the plane-wave Born approximation, the dielectric theory, and semi-empirical approaches are presented using liquid water as a target. Low-energy electron transport and light ion transport are discussed as areas of special interest.
Michael Dingfelder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-03     Completed Date:  2012-12-13     Revised Date:  2014-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  590-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Elementary Particles*
Monte Carlo Method*
Physical Processes
Grant Support
2 R01 CA093351-04A1/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA093351/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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