Andrey V. Solov'yov

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The energy distributions of secondary electrons produced by energetic carbon ions (in the energy range used, e.g., in hadron therapy), incident on liquid water, are discussed. For low-energy ions, a parametrization of the singly differential ionization cross sections is introduced, based on tuning the position of the Bragg peak. The resulting(More)
We propose a multiscale approach to understand the physics related to ion-beam cancer therapy. It allows the calculation of the probability of DNA damage as a result of irradiation of tissues with energetic ions, up to 430 MeV/u. This approach covers different scales, starting from the large scale, defined by the ion stopping, followed by a smaller scale,(More)
A theoretical framework for the prediction of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) in unfolded proteins under weakly aligning conditions is presented. The unfolded polypeptide chain is modeled as a random flight chain while the alignment medium is represented by a set of regularly arranged obstacles. For the case of bicelles(More)
We investigate the shock wave produced by an energetic ion in liquid water. This wave is initiated by a rapid energy loss when the ion moves through the Bragg peak. The energy is transferred from the ion to secondary electrons, which then transfer it to the water molecules. The pressure in the overheated water increases by several orders of magnitude and(More)
We have investigated the potential energy surfaces for alanine chains consisting of three and six amino acids. For these molecules we have calculated potential energy surfaces as a function of the Ramachandran angles and , which are widely used for the characterization of the polypeptide chains. These particular degrees of freedom are essential for the(More)
Radiation damage following the ionising radiation of tissue has different scenarios and mechanisms depending on the projectiles or radiation modality. We investigate the radiation damage effects due to shock waves produced by ions. We analyse the strength of the shock wave capable of directly producing DNA strand breaks and, depending on the ion's linear(More)
We provide a physical explanation for the enhancement of the low-energy electron production by sensitizing nanoparticles due to irradiation by fast ions. It is demonstrated that a significant increase in the number of emitted electrons arises from the collective electron excitations in the nanoparticle. We predict a new mechanism of the yield enhancement(More)
We present a multipurpose computer code MesoBioNano Explorer (MBN Explorer). The package allows to model molecular systems of varied level of complexity. In particular, MBN Explorer is suited to compute system's energy, to optimize molecular structure as well as to consider the molecular and random walk dynamics. MBN Explorer allows to use a broad variety(More)
A mechanism of double strand breaking (DSB) in DNA due to the action of two electrons is considered. These are the electrons produced in the vicinity of DNA molecules due to ionization of water molecules with a consecutive emission of two electrons, making such a mechanism possible. This effect qualitatively solves a puzzle of large yields of DSBs following(More)
The inelastic thermal spike model is applied to liquid water in relation to high-energy 12C6+ beams (hundreds of MeV/u) used for cancer therapy. The goal of this project is to calculate the heat transfer in the vicinity of the incident-ion track. Thermal spike calculations indicate a very large temperature increase in the vicinity of ion tracks near the(More)