Synopses & Reviews
The latest theories and results on the early effects of radiation on DNA are presented and summarised in this text. Contributions are made by leading radiation physicists, chemists and biologists. All three subject areas have shown great advances in recent years, e.g. the computer codes and Monte Carlo calculations used by physicists, the deeper understanding of free radical intermediates by chemists, and the techniques of molecular biology. The reader will gain an insight into the different scientific languages and approaches used by physicists, chemists and biologists in the understanding of the effects of radiation on living matter.
Ionising radiation may cause DNA damage. The book deals with the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of radiation effects.