Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in British Journal of Radiology 47 (November 1974), p. 823.


A formula for the OER in a mixed field of neutrons and gamma rays (Hall, 1972a; 1972b) is given .... Our results, calculated from track structure theory (Katz and Sharma, 1973) and secondary particle-energy spectra in tissue from these neutrons (Caswell and Coyne, 1973; Dennis, 1972) are within 5 per cent of the values of Omix found from the Hall formula, when that formula is supplied with calculated values of Rn, On, and Oγ, at appropriate survival levels. Our calculations suggest that the Hall formula may be used with confidence for neutrons of different energies and for pions.

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