Calculations of absorbed fractions in small water spheres for low-energy monoenergetic electrons and the Auger-emitting radionuclides (123)Ι and (125)Ι.

@article{Bousis2012CalculationsOA,
  title={Calculations of absorbed fractions in small water spheres for low-energy monoenergetic electrons and the Auger-emitting radionuclides (123)Ι and (125)Ι.},
  author={C. Bousis and Dimitris Emfietzoglou and Hooshang Nikjoo},
  journal={International journal of radiation biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={88 12},
  pages={916-21}
}
PURPOSE To calculate the absorbed fraction (AF) of low energy electrons in small tissue-equivalent spherical volumes by Monte Carlo (MC) track structure simulation and assess the influence of phase (liquid water versus density-scaled water vapor) and of the continuous-slowing-down approximation (CSDA) used in semi-analytic calculations. METHODS An event-by-event MC code simulating the transport of electrons in both the vapor and liquid phase of water using appropriate electron-water… CONTINUE READING