Title

Evaluation of recommended cross sections for the simulation of electron tracks in water

Publication Name

Atoms

Abstract

The accuracy of the most recent recommended cross sections dataset for electron scattering from gaseous H2O (J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 2021, 50, 023103) is probed in a joint experimental and computational study. Simulations of the magnetically confined electron transport through a gas cell containing H2O for different beam energies (3, 10 and 70 eV) and pressures (2.5 to 20.0 mTorr) have been performed by using a specifically designed Monte Carlo code. The simulated results have been compared with the corresponding experimental data as well as with simulations performed with Geant4DNA. The comparison made between the experiment and simulation provides insight into possible improvement of the recommended dataset.

Open Access Status

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Volume

9

Issue

4

Article Number

98

Funding Number

PTDC/FIS-AQM/31281/2017

Funding Sponsor

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/atoms9040098