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Radiation Interactions in High-Pressure Gases

  • Loucas G. Christophorou
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 58)

Abstract

This paper concerns basic radiation interaction processes in dense fluids and interphase studies aimed at interfacing knowledge on radiation interaction processes in low-pressure gases and knowledge on such processes in liquids. Microscopic and macroscopic properties of—and processes in—matter in the intermediate density range between the low-pressure gas and the condensed phase are discussed. Results of recent studies on the effect of the density and nature of the medium on electron production in irradiated fluids and on the state, energy, transport, and attachment of slow excess electrons in dense fluids (high-pressure gases and dielectric liquids) are described. The possible significance of electron-molecule interactions in dense gases in establishing mechanisms of radio-biological action is indicated.

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Excess Electron Electron Energy Distribution Function Electron Attachment Dielectric Liquid Multiphoton Ionization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loucas G. Christophorou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Health and Safety Research DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsThe University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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