1 March 1983 Strong Biological Radiation Damage With X-Ray Flashes
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Proceedings Volume 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967844
Event: 15th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, 1982, San Diego, United States
Abstract
The influence of X-ray Flashes on the germinative faculty of cress seeds has been studied. The experiments show that the radiation damage produced by X-ray flashes (τ < 0,5 μs) is much stronger than the influence of continuous radiation if the absorbed dose is the same. With a dose of about 0.3 Gy, it is possible to reduce ther germinative faculty from 99 % to 85 % while the same dose of continuous radiation shows no significant influence on the growth process. The result indicates that short soft X-ray flashes with high intensity are particularly important in the production of biological defects and should be considered in radiation protection.
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R. Germer, R. Germer, J. Jakschik, J. Jakschik, } "Strong Biological Radiation Damage With X-Ray Flashes", Proc. SPIE 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.967844; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967844
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