Kellerer, Albrecht M.
Microdosimetric concepts relevant to HZE-particles.
European Symposium on Life Sciences Research in Space, 24. - 26. Mai 1977, Cologne/Porz, Germany.
The biological effectiveness of HZE-particles
i s determined by the extreme microscopic concentrations
of energy transfer in the vicinity
of the particle tracks. The concept of linear
energy transfer fails to describe this situation
adequately. The more rigorous microdosimetric
concepts are presented. A simplified
treatment, based on the radial distribution
of energy around the track core, is then considered.