Description

Advances in Quantum Chemistry presents surveys of current topics in this rapidly developing field that has emerged at the cross section of the historically established areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. It features detailed reviews written by leading international researchers. This volume focuses on the theory of heavy ion physics in medicine.

Key Features

  • Presents surveys of current topics in this rapidly developing field
  • Features detailed reviews written by leading international researchers
  • Focuses on the theory of heavy ion physics in medicine

Readership

Quantum chemists, physical chemists, physicists

Table of Contents

Editorial Board

Preface

Contributors

Chapter One. Stochastics of Energy Loss and Biological Effects of Heavy Ions in Radiation Therapy

1. Introduction

2. Energy loss at macroscopic level

3. Bragg functions

4. Energy loss and deposition at microscopic levels

5. Stochastics of energy loss in cells

6. Bio-effects

7. Conclusions

References

Chapter Two. On the Accuracy of Stopping Power Codes and Ion Ranges Used for Hadron Therapy

1. Introduction

2. Tables and programs

3. Liquid water as a target

4. Other target substances and statistical comparisons

5. Conclusions

6. List of acronyms

References

Chapter Three. On the Determination of the Mean Excitation Energy of Water

1. Introduction

2. Some basic theory

3. Theoretical determination of I0

4. Experimental determination of I0

5. Conclusion

References

Chapter Four. Molecular Scale Simulation of Ionizing Particles Tracks for Radiobiology and Hadrontherapy Studies

1. Introduction

2. Detailed step by step track structure codes

3. Radiation microdosimetry analysis

4. DNA damage estimation

5. Conclusion

References

Chapter Five. Verifying Radiation Treatment in Proton Therapy via PET Imaging of the Induced Positron-Emitters

1. Introduction

2. Positron emitter production

3. Nuclear reaction cross sections

4. Monte Carlo simulations

5. Results

6. Discussion and conclusions

References

Chapter six. Inelastic Collisions of Energetic Protons in Biological Media

1. Introduction

2. Dielectric formalism for inelastic scattering

3. Charge-exchange processes

4. Inelastic energy-loss magnitudes

5. Simulation of the depth–dose distributions

6. Conclusion

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123964793
Print ISBN:
9780123964557

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