Evaluation of highly ionizing components in high-energy nucleon radiation fields.

@article{Wilson1989EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of highly ionizing components in high-energy nucleon radiation fields.},
  author={J. W. Wilson and Lawrence W. Townsend and Ferdous Khan},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={1989},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={717-24}
}
The data and models for nuclear fragment recoil distributions produced by high-energy nuclear events in tissue are reviewed. Results for linear energy transfer distributions in soft tissue are derived, and a simple model is developed for use in radiation studies and risk estimates.