Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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January 1990


Published in Appl. Radial. Isot. 41:6 (1990), pp. 563-567; formerly Int. J. Radiat. Appl. Instrum. Part A Copyright © 1990 Pergamon Press plc. Used by permission.


In radiobiology the term cross section is used in ways that depart from its original physical meaning. Some of these conceptual extensions represent significant distortions of the original concept. These distortions lead to the misinterpretation of experimental findings.

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