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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