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Applied Radiation and Isotopes 69 (2011) 220-226
Molecular scale track structure simulations in liquid water using the Geant4-DNA Monte-Carlo processes
Z. Francis1, S. Incerti2, R. Capra, B. Mascialino, G. Montarou3, V. Stepan, C. Villagrasa1
GEANT4 Collaboration(s)
(01/2011)

This paper presents a study of energy deposits induced by ionising particles in liquid water at the molecular scale. Particles track structures were generated using the Geant4-DNA processes of the Geant4 Monte-Carlo toolkit. These processes cover electrons (0.025 eV-1 MeV), protons (1 keV- 100 MeV), hydrogen atoms (1 keV-100 MeV) and alpha particles (10 keV-40 MeV) including their different charge states. Electron ranges and lineal energies for protons were calculated in nanometric and micrometric volumes.
1 :  IRSN - Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire
2 :  CENBG - Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan
3 :  LPC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire [Clermont-Ferrand]
Physique/Physique/Biophysique
Monte-Carlo – Geant4 – Geant4-DNA – Microdosimetry – Cross-sections