Collision of Incident Electrons with Liquid Water Molecules: Study of Linear Energy Transfer (LET)

Kane Issa *

University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey, Niger.

Aboubacar Almoustapha

University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey, Niger.

Ousmane Manga Adamou

University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey, Niger.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

We used GAMOS software to simulate the interaction of electrons in liquid water. In our work, the chosen parameter, the Linear Energy Transfer (LET), is studied in an energy range from 2.5 eV to 100 MeV. The results obtained were analyzed and compared with experimental data and literature. A very good agreement emerged.

Also the analysis of the LET curve of the medium crossed presents a maximum of 37.0626 MeV/mm corresponding to an electron energy of 102.447 eV.  For energies below this value, the energy loss is greater. On the other hand, for energies higher than this value, there is less energy loss.

Keywords: Electron, liquid water, ionization, collision, GAMOS, GEANT4, LET


How to Cite

Issa , Kane, Aboubacar Almoustapha, and Ousmane Manga Adamou. 2023. “Collision of Incident Electrons With Liquid Water Molecules: Study of Linear Energy Transfer (LET)”. Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences 11 (4):20-27. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajopacs/2023/v11i4211.

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