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Title: Monte Carlo simulation of proton track structure in biological matter

Here, understanding the radiation-induced effects at the cellular and subcellular levels remains crucial for predicting the evolution of irradiated biological matter. In this context, Monte Carlo track-structure simulations have rapidly emerged among the most suitable and powerful tools. However, most existing Monte Carlo track-structure codes rely heavily on the use of semi-empirical cross sections as well as water as a surrogate for biological matter. In the current work, we report on the up-to-date version of our homemade Monte Carlo code TILDA-V – devoted to the modeling of the slowing-down of 10 keV–100 MeV protons in both water and DNA – where the main collisional processes are described by means of an extensive set of ab initio differential and total cross sections.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. CONICET - Univ. Nacional de Rosario, EKF Rosario (Argentina)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Univ. de Lorraine, Metz (France)
  4. Univ. de Bordeaux, Gradignan (France)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND2016-11437J
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6060; 649062
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. D, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 71; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6060
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (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.; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1369447

Quinto, Michele A., Monti, Juan M., Weck, Philippe F., Fojon, Omar A., Hanssen, Jocelyn, Rivarola, Roberto D., Senot, Philippe, and Champion, Christophe. Monte Carlo simulation of proton track structure in biological matter. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2017-70709-6.
Quinto, Michele A., Monti, Juan M., Weck, Philippe F., Fojon, Omar A., Hanssen, Jocelyn, Rivarola, Roberto D., Senot, Philippe, & Champion, Christophe. Monte Carlo simulation of proton track structure in biological matter. United States. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2017-70709-6.
Quinto, Michele A., Monti, Juan M., Weck, Philippe F., Fojon, Omar A., Hanssen, Jocelyn, Rivarola, Roberto D., Senot, Philippe, and Champion, Christophe. 2017. "Monte Carlo simulation of proton track structure in biological matter". United States. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2017-70709-6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1369447.
@article{osti_1369447,
title = {Monte Carlo simulation of proton track structure in biological matter},
author = {Quinto, Michele A. and Monti, Juan M. and Weck, Philippe F. and Fojon, Omar A. and Hanssen, Jocelyn and Rivarola, Roberto D. and Senot, Philippe and Champion, Christophe},
abstractNote = {Here, understanding the radiation-induced effects at the cellular and subcellular levels remains crucial for predicting the evolution of irradiated biological matter. In this context, Monte Carlo track-structure simulations have rapidly emerged among the most suitable and powerful tools. However, most existing Monte Carlo track-structure codes rely heavily on the use of semi-empirical cross sections as well as water as a surrogate for biological matter. In the current work, we report on the up-to-date version of our homemade Monte Carlo code TILDA-V – devoted to the modeling of the slowing-down of 10 keV–100 MeV protons in both water and DNA – where the main collisional processes are described by means of an extensive set of ab initio differential and total cross sections.},
doi = {10.1140/epjd/e2017-70709-6},
journal = {European Physical Journal. D, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
number = 5,
volume = 71,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
}