Total electron stopping powers and CSDA-ranges from 20 eV to 10 MeV electron energies for components of DNA and RNA

Akar A., Gumus H., Okumusoglu N. T.

ADVANCES IN QUANTUM CHEMISTRY, VOL 52, vol.52, pp.277-288, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


An appropriate formula for the total stopping power of electrons of initial kinetic energy from 20 eV to 10 MeV in some biological materials is presented. The continuous slowing down approximation-range (CSDA-range) from the total stopping power is also made. The collisional stopping power formula is evaluated using Generalized Oscillator Strength (GOS) model and exchange correction on the inelastic differential cross section (IDCS) given by [M. Inokuti, Rev. Mod. Phys. 43 (1971) 297-347] and the radiative stopping power formula is calculated from the bremsstrahlung differential cross section (DCS) given by [H.W. Koch, J.W. Motz, Rev. Mod. Phys. 31 (4) (1959) 920-955]. Calculation of the total stopping powers (SPs) and CSDA-range for biological compounds: C5H5N5 (adenine), C5H5N5O (guanine), C4H5N3O (cytosine), C5H6N2O2 (thymine), C4H4N2O2 (uracil), C4H8O (tetrahydrofuran), C4H8O2 (3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran), C5H10O2 (alpha-tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol), H3PO4 (phosphoric acid), C19H26N8O13P2 (thymine-adenine-DNA) have been introduced for incident electrons in the 20 eV-10 MeV energy range. The calculated results have been compared with experimental data, PENELOPE program results and other theoretical results. The calculated results of total stopping power and CSDA-ranges for electrons in energy range from 20 eV to 10 MeV are found to be in good agreement to within 8% with available data.