X-Ray Nanochemistry: Background and Introduction

  • Ting Guo
Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)


X-ray nanochemistry is defined and the history behind the development of X-ray nanochemistry is discussed in this chapter. The chapter also contains speculations on why nature has not developed any systems to harvest X-ray energy. Three categories of enhancement through which nanomaterials can enhance the effectiveness of X-ray irradiation are briefly described. The differences between how X-rays and γ-rays interact with nanomaterials are analyzed. An overview of X-ray nanochemistry research literature is provided.


Absolute enhancement DEU Dose enhancement units Enhancement of X-ray effects Ionizing radiation Nanochemistry Nanomaterials Nanoscale energy deposition Nanoscale physical enhancement Relative enhancement Type 1 biological enhancement Type 2 biological enhancement Type 1 chemical enhancement Type 2 chemical enhancement Type 1 physical enhancement Type 2 physical enhancement Type 3 physical enhancement X-ray nanochemistry X-ray nanotechnology X-ray synthesis 


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  • Ting Guo
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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