Advances in Radiation Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231228, 9781483282411

Advances in Radiation Biology

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors: Leroy G. Augenstein Ronald Mason Max Zelle
eBook ISBN: 9781483282411
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 350
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Advances in Radiation Biology, Volume 3, reflects a continuing effort to cover a wide spectrum of radiation science in this serial publication. The book contains six chapters and opens with a review of developments of physical theory in an area of interest to biophysicists. This is followed by subsequent chapters on problem of photodynamic action, which demonstrates the role of energy transfer in radiation damage development; the sensitization of biological systems by small molecules; and problems concerned with the identification and study of the biological effects of radioactive decay. Subsequent chapters deal with a survey of human radiation cytogenetics and progress in human radiobiology.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Contents of Other Volumes Low Energy Electron Mean Free Paths in Solids I. Introduction II. Theory of Electron Mean Free Paths in Solids III. Mean Free Paths for Electron Energies Just above the Fermi Energy IV. Electron Energies between the Fermi Energy and the Plasmon Threshold V. Surface Plasmon Excitation VI. Energetic Conduction Band Interactions (20-100 ev). Monte Carlo Calculations of Electron Penetration Including Elastic and Inelastic Processes; Comparison with Garber Experiments VII. Stopping Power of Inner Shells VIII. Mean Free Path for Plasmon Excitation IX. Conclusions References The Molecular Biology of Photodynamic Action: Sensitized Photoautoxidations in Biological Systems I. Introduction II. Fundamentals of Photochemistry in Relation to Photodynamic Action III. Photodynamic Action References Sensitization of Organisms to Radiation by Sulfhydryl-Binding Agents I. Introduction II. Sensitization of Lethal Damage III. Sensitization: End Points Other than Cell Killing IV. Hypothetical Mechanisms of Action V. Epilogue—Motivations Addendum References Biological Effects of Radioactive Decay: The Role of the Transmutation Effect I. Physical and Chemical Background II. Introduction: Biological Effects of Radioisotope Decay, and Role of Transmutation III. Biological Effects of 32P and 33P Decay IV. Biological Effects of 14C Decay V. Biological Effects of 3H Decay VI. Other Isotopes VII. Cellular Repair after Transmutation Injury VIII. Concluding Remarks References Human Radiation Cytogenetics I. Introduction II. Chromosomal Aberrations III. Chromosomal Aberrations in Irradiated Humans IV. In Vitro Irradiation of Human Cells V. Biological Dosimetry VI. Lymphocyte Life Span VII. Human Radiation Hazards VIII. G


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Leroy G. Augenstein

Ronald Mason

Max Zelle

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