Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

March 1993


Published in Radiation Research 133:3 (March 1993), p. 390. Published by the Radiation Research Society; copyright © 1993 by Academic Press, Inc. Used by permission.


For all one-hit detectors the relative effectiveness of a mixed radiation field may be found as the dose-weighted average of the relative effectiveness of its components, segregated according to the atomic number Z and the energy T. We emphasize that this procedure is incorrect for mammalian cells, whatever the nature of the segregation.

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