The invariance of the total direct DNA strand break yield.

@article{Bernal2011TheIO,
  title={The invariance of the total direct DNA strand break yield.},
  author={Mario A. Bernal and Carlos E. deAlmeida and Cristina Sampaio and S{\'e}bastien Incerti and Christophe Champion and Petteri Nieminen},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={4147-53}
}
PURPOSE The invariance of the total direct strand break yield when DNA is irradiated by different types of particles and energies has been reported by previous works. This study is intended to explain the physical causes of this behavior. METHODS The GEANT4-DNA extension of the GEANT4 general purpose Monte Carlo simulation toolkit has been used to determine direct strand break yields induced by protons and alpha particles impacting on a B-DNA geometrical model, including five organization… CONTINUE READING