Experimental Investigation of the Suitability of the Track Structure Theory in Describing the Relative Effectiveness of High-LET Irradiation of Physical Radiation Detectors

Johnny Hansen

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    Abstract

    The radiation effectiveness of heavy charged particles relative to radiations of fast electrons, x-rays, and gamma rays has been studied experimentally as well as theoretically for detectors of a thir nylon-based radiation-sensitive film and for the amino acid alanine. Experimental data have been compared with calculated data derived from a theoretical model describing the track structure of heavy charged particles.

    The experimental work comprises dose-response characteristics from 60Co Υ-rays, 4- and 16-MV x-rays, 6-, 10-, and 20-MeV electrons, and 3-, 6-, and 16-MeV protons, 10- and 20-MeV crparticles, 21-MeV 7Li Ions, 12-MeV 14N ions, 61-MeV 160 ions, and 80-MeV 32S ions.

    The theoretical work presented here concerns an investigation and modification of parameters involved in the calculations, based on results obtained through the present experiments and published results from other investigators.

    This report summarizes results already published or accepted for publication, attaches an appendix, and includes results not previously presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages187
    Publication statusPublished - 1984
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number507
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Risø-R-507

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