ionizing event

ionizing event

[′ī·ə‚niz·iŋ i‚vent]
(physics)
Any occurrence in which an ion or group of ions is produced; for example, by passage of charged particles through matter.
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They discuss the basic linear-quadratic equation as a model for describing cell inactivation by ionizing radiation and the physical conditions needed during radiation exposures; the intrinsic radiosensitivity of mammalian cells in different states of proliferation; the effects of ionization density and volume on cell inactivation; the impact of fraction size, dose-rate, temperature, and treatment time on tumor cell response; ionizing events, molecular targets, and lesions produced in cellular DNA by radiation; the radiosensitivity of tumor cells in vitro vs.