The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 203–208 | Cite as

Energy deposition model for I-125 photon radiation in water

  • M. C. Fuss
  • A. Muñoz
  • J. C. Oller
  • F. Blanco
  • P. Limão-Vieira
  • A. Williart
  • C. Huerga
  • M. Téllez
  • G. GarcíaEmail author
Topical issue on Molecular level assessments of radiation biodamage


In this study, an electron-tracking Monte Carlo algorithm developed by us is combined with established photon transport models in order to simulate all primary and secondary particle interactions in water for incident photon radiation. As input parameters for secondary electron interactions, electron scattering cross sections by water molecules and experimental energy loss spectra are used. With this simulation, the resulting energy deposition can be modelled at the molecular level, yielding detailed information about localization and type of single collision events. The experimental emission spectrum of I-125 seeds, as used for radiotherapy of different tumours, was used for studying the energy deposition in water when irradiating with this radionuclide.


Energy Deposition Compton Scattering Photon Radiation Electron Track Single Collision Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Fuss
    • 1
  • A. Muñoz
    • 2
  • J. C. Oller
    • 2
  • F. Blanco
    • 3
  • P. Limão-Vieira
    • 4
  • A. Williart
    • 5
  • C. Huerga
    • 6
  • M. Téllez
    • 6
  • G. García
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto de Física Fundamental, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)MadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y NuclearUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Laboratório de Colisões Atómicas e Moleculares, Departamento de Física, CEFITECFCT-Universidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  5. 5.Departamento de Física de los MaterialesUniversidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain
  6. 6.Hospital Universitario La PazMadridSpain

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