Heavy-ion effects: from track structure to DNA and chromosome damage

@inproceedings{Ballarini2008HeavyionEF,
  title={Heavy-ion effects: from track structure to DNA and chromosome damage},
  author={Francesca Ballarini and Daniele Alloni and Angelica Facoetti and Andrea Ottolenghi},
  year={2008}
}
The use of carbon ions for the treatment of certain tumour types, especially radioresistant tumours, is becoming more frequent due to the carbon- ion dose localization and high relative biological effectiveness (RBE) in the Bragg peak region. Human beings can also be exposed to heavy ions in space, since galactic cosmic rays are a mixed field consisting of not only high-energy protons and He ions, but also heavier ions including iron. Due to their high linear energy transfer (LET), heavy ions… CONTINUE READING

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