Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems

ISBN: 978-94-007-2563-8 (Print) 978-94-007-2564-5 (Online)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Radiation Induced Damage at the Molecular Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-43

      Nanoscale Dynamics of Radiosensitivity: Role of Low Energy Electrons

    3. Chapter

      Pages 45-58

      The Role of Secondary Electrons in Radiation Damage

    4. Chapter

      Pages 59-70

      Electron Transfer-Induced Fragmentation in (Bio)Molecules by Atom-Molecule Collisions

    5. Chapter

      Pages 71-86

      Following Resonant Compound States after Electron Attachment

    6. Chapter

      Pages 87-113

      Electron–Biomolecule Collision Studies Using the Schwinger Multichannel Method

    7. Chapter

      Pages 115-126

      Resonances in Electron Collisions with Small Biomolecules Using the R-Matrix Method

    8. Chapter

      Pages 127-142

      A Multiple-Scattering Approach to Electron Collisions with Small Molecular Clusters

    9. Chapter

      Pages 143-153

      Positronium Formation and Scattering from Biologically Relevant Molecules

    10. Chapter

      Pages 155-163

      Total Cross Sections for Positron Scattering from Bio-Molecules

    11. Chapter

      Pages 165-176

      Soft X-ray Interaction with Organic Molecules of Biological Interest

    12. Chapter

      Pages 177-190

      Ion-Induced Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems

    13. Chapter

      Pages 191-200

      Theory and Calculation of Stopping Cross Sections of Nucleobases for Swift Ions

  3. Modelling Radiation Damage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201

    2. Chapter

      Pages 203-225

      Monte Carlo Methods to Model Radiation Interactions and Induced Damage

    3. Chapter

      Pages 227-238

      Positron and Electron Interactions and Transport in Biological Media

    4. Chapter

      Pages 239-261

      Energy Loss of Swift Protons in Liquid Water: Role of Optical Data Input and Extension Algorithms

    5. Chapter

      Pages 263-289

      Quantum-Mechanical Contributions to Numerical Simulations of Charged Particle Transport at the DNA Scale

    6. Chapter

      Pages 291-299

      Multiscale Approach to Radiation Damage Induced by Ions

    7. Chapter

      Pages 301-311

      Track-Structure Monte Carlo Modelling in X-ray and Megavoltage Photon Radiotherapy

    8. Chapter

      Pages 313-325

      Simulation of Medical Linear Accelerators with PENELOPE

  4. Biomedical Aspects of Radiation Effects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 327-327

    2. Chapter

      Pages 329-357

      Repair of DNA Double-Strand Breaks

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