Fundamentals of Radiation Chemistry


  • A. Mozumder, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, U.S.A.

This book describes the physical and chemical effects of radiation interaction with matter. Beginning with the physical basis for the absorption of charged particle radiations, Fundamentals of Radiation Chemistry provides a systematic account of the formation of products, including the nature and properties of intermediate species. Developed from first principles, the coverage of fundamentals and applications will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience of radiation physicists and radiation biologists. Only an undergraduate background in chemistry and physics is assumed as a prerequisite for the understanding of applications in research and industry.
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Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and industrial practitioners in the fields of radiation chemistry (within physical chemistry) and radiation biology; courses in chemical physics and condensed matter sciences; national laboratories and hospitals.


Book information

  • Published: July 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-509390-3


"Mozumder's book can be highly recommended to a large community of chemists, physicists, and biologists."
--J.P. Adloff, Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie 214/10

"Mozumder (Univ. of Notre Dame, Indiana) has written a resource for practitioners of radiation chemistry, which will serve them well since he is a recognized expert in this field. This is a book...providing insight as well as a compendium of references and sources of ongoing research."
--CHOICE, May 2000

Table of Contents

Introduction. Interaction of Radiation with Matter: Energy Transfer from Fast Charged Particles. Structure of Charged Particle Tracks in Condensed Media. Ionization and Excitation Phenomena. Radiation Chemistry of Gases. The Solvated Electron. Spur Theory of Radiation Chemical Yields: Diffusion and Stochastic Models. Electron Thermalization and Related Phenomena. Electron Escape: The Free-Ion Yield. Electron Mobility in Liquid Hydrocarbons. Radiation Chemical Applications in Science and Industry.