Quantitative interpretation of heavy ions effects: models for the biological effects of heavy ions.

@article{Kiefer1989QuantitativeIO,
  title={Quantitative interpretation of heavy ions effects: models for the biological effects of heavy ions.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Kiefer and Henny W. M. van Straaten},
  journal={Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={21-9}
}
Heavy ions are an important part of space radiation. Although they contribute only about 1 percent in number the fraction in terms of energy deposited is much higher. Also the quality of radiation is different from the other components since the LET is generally quite high. This poses the problem of Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE). It is… CONTINUE READING