Advances in Quantum Chemistry: Theory of the Interaction of Radiation with Biomolecules

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Academic Press, Dec 22, 2006 - Science - 326 pages
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Advances in Quantum Chemistry presents surveys of current developments in this rapidly developing field that falls between the historically established areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. With invited reviews written by leading international researchers, each presenting new results, it provides a single vehicle for following progress in this interdisciplinary area.

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Chapter 1 Theoretical Studies of the Interaction of Radiation with Biomolecules
An Overview from the Standpoint of an Experimentalist
Chapter 3 Energy Deposition Models at the Molecular Level in Biological Systems
Chapter 4 DFT Treatment of Radiation Produced Radicals in DNA Model Systems
Chapter 5 Computational Studies of Radicals Relevant to Nucleic Acid Damage
Ab Initio Study
Chapter 7 Charge Exchange and Fragmentation in Slow Collisions of He2+ with Water Molecules
Chapter 8 How Very LowEnergy 012 eV Electrons Cause DNA Strand Breaks
Chapter 9 ElectronDriven Molecular Processes Induced in Biological Systems by Electromagnetic and Other Ionizing Sources
Chapter 10 Electron Attachment to DNA Base Complexes
Contribution to Molecular Fragmentation and Radiation Damages
Chapter 12 Total Electron Stopping Powers and CSDARanges from 20 eV to 10 MeV Electron Energies for Components of DNA and RNA
Chapter 13 The Influence of Stopping Powers upon Dosimetry for Radiation Therapy with Energetic Ions
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John R. Sabin is Professor of Physics and Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Florida, and Adjungeret Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. He received the AB degree from Williams College in 1962 and the PhD from the University of New Hampshire in 1966. Thereafter he was a postdoctoral student at Uppsala University and at Northwestern University. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri for three years (1968-1971) and then came to the University of Florida where he has been since.
Sabin’s research interest is in the theoretical description of the interaction of fast charged baryon projectiles with atomic and molecular targets, both as neutrals and ions. In this work, he uses molecular quantum mechanics to describe such interactions. In particular, he is interested in the mechanism of absorption of the projectile’s mechanical energy by the target, where it is mostly converted to electronic energy, which is measured by the target’s mean excitation energy. He has written some 250 articles in this and related fields.
Sabin is editor of Advances in Quantum Chemistry and has been editor of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. He has edited some 90 volumes and proceedings.

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