Monte Carlo model of positron transport in water: track structures based on atomic and molecular scattering data for positrons

Garcia, Gustavo, Petrović, Zoran Lj., White, Ronald, and Buckman, Stephen (2011) Monte Carlo model of positron transport in water: track structures based on atomic and molecular scattering data for positrons. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39 (11). pp. 2962-2963.

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Abstract

This paper is aimed at understanding, and visualizing, the fate of the high-energy positrons in the body as they lose energy and thermalize through collisions before annihilating. It provides information on the spatial extent of their transport from the site of emission and the potential damage that can be caused along these tracks. It has ramifications for positron emission tomography and for charged particle dosimetry in general.

Item ID: 21509
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: biological effects of radiation, plasma transport, positrons
ISSN: 1939-9375
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 07:19
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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