|von Edward L. Alpen|
From Book News, Inc. Updated from the 1990 edition by Alpen (biophysics, U. of California, Berkeley), this reference for scientists and text for advanced undergraduate/graduate students in the radiological sciences and health physics provides multidisciplinary coverage of the fundamentals of radiation biophysics. Topics covered include: interaction of radiation with matter, energy transfer processes, radiation chemistry, theories and models for cell survival, and stochastic and nonstochastic effects. Expanded coverage is provided of: neutron interactions in tissue and high LET effects and cancer. Includes a table on physical constants and conversion factors. Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Kurzbeschreibung This newly revised and updated edition of Radiation Biophysics provides an in-depth description of the physics and chemistry of radiation and its effects on biological systems. Coverage begins with fundamental concepts of the physics of radiation and radioactivity, then progresses through the chemistry and biology of the interaction of radiation with living systems. The Second Edition of this highly praised text includes major revisions which reflect the rapid advances in the field. New...