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Title: TILDA-V: A full-differential code for proton tracking in biological matter

Understanding the radiation-induced effects at the cellular level is of prime importance for predicting the fate of irradiated biological organisms. Thus, whether it is in radiobiology to identify the DNA critical lesions or in medicine to adapt the radio-therapeutic protocols, an accurate knowledge of the numerous interactions induced by charged particles in living matter is required. Monte-Carlo track-structure simulations represent the most suitable and powerful tools, in particular for modelling the full slowing-down of the ionizing particles in biological matter. Furthermore more of the existing codes are based on semi-empirical cross sections as well as the use of water as surrogate of the biological matter.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. de Bordeaux, Gradignan (France)
  2. Univ. Nacional de Rosario, Rosario (Argentina)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1239384
Report Number(s):
SAND--2016-0496J
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; 618680
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 635; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.