A closed-form solution to HZE propagation

J. W. Wilson, L. W. Townsend, S. L. Lamkin, B. D. Ganapol

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An analytic solution for high-energy heavy ion transport assuming straight-ahead and velocity-conserving interactions with constant nuclear cross-reactions is given in terms of a Green's function. The series solution for the Green's function is rapidly convergent for most practical applications. The Green's function technique can be applied with equal success to laboratory beams as well as to galactic cosmic rays allowing laboratory validation of the resultant space shielding code.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 27 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Wilson, J. W., Townsend, L. W., Lamkin, S. L., & Ganapol, B. D. (1990). A closed-form solution to HZE propagation. Radiation Research, 122(3), 223-228. https://doi.org/10.2307/3577749