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Kellerer, Albrecht M. (1977): Microdosimetric concepts relevant to HZE-particles. European Symposium on Life Sciences Research in Space, 24. - 26. Mai 1977, Cologne/Porz, Germany.
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Abstract

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.