Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

January 1985


Published in Radiation Protection Dosimetry 13:1-4 (1985), pp. 215-218. Copyright © 1985 Nuclear Technology Publishing; published by Oxford University Press. Used by permission


A new semi-empirical algorithm for the radial distribution of dose is compared with available data. The algorithm is used to calculate the inactivation cross section for dry enzymes and viruses using an extended target model of a 1-hit detector. Agreement with data is at about the 15% level, approximating the precision of the data itself.

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