Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Govind S. Khandelwal
James L. Cox
J. Wallace Van Orden
A theoretical description of the transport of high-charge and high-energy (HZE) ion bombardment of biological tissue is developed. The energy-dependent Green’s functions and particle fluxes are obtained for two boundary distributions - the monoenergetic and the Gaussian. Approximate energy-dependent Green’s functions for the collision terms are obtained for computational simplicity. As an application of the energy-dependent Green’s function method, dosimetric quantities, such as dose, dose-equivalent, and average quality factor, for 600A MeV56Fe , 517A MeV 40Ar, and 625A MeV 20Ne ion beams incident on a water target are obtained and compared with the values obtained from the energy-independent Green’s function method and existing experimental values.
Chun, Sang Y..
"Dosimetry of High-Energy Heavy-Ion Beams Using Energy-Dependent Green's Functions"
(1994). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, Physics, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/7xn7-7t32