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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 115–119 | Cite as

Radial dose distribution from carbon ion incident on liquid water

  • E. ScifoniEmail author
  • E. Surdutovich
  • A. V. Solov’yov
Topical issue on Molecular level assessments of radiation biodamage

Abstract

We report calculations of the radial dose deposited along carbon-ion tracks in liquid water using different techniques depending on the energy range of secondary electrons. The models are developed in relation with the experimental data on electron penetration lengths. For electrons with energies higher than 45 eV, we use the Katz model. However, the main focus is on the low-energy electrons, which are largely responsible for DNA damage within 10 nm from the tracks. For these electrons, the dose calculation is based on their random walk behaviour. The results of this combined approach are compared to experimental measurements. Contributions to the deposited energy by electrons of different ranges of energy are discussed.

Keywords

Cylindrical Shell Liquid Water Secondary Electron Secondary Species Dissociative Electron Attachment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Scifoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. Surdutovich
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Solov’yov
    • 1
  1. 1.Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1Frankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsOakland UniversityRochesterUSA

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