IMPLICATION OF MICRODOSIMETRY IN ESTIMATION OF RADIATION QUALITY IN SPACE ENVIRONMENT

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Abstract

Errors introduced using a tissue equivalent proportional counter to estimate radiation quality of an arbitrary ion field as related to space radiations are examined. This is accomplished by using a generalized analytic model to calculate the effect of energy loss straggling, track structure, and pathlength distribution on the microdosimetric distribution. The error can be as large as a factor of two, but no systematic trend could be found.

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