Effect of LET on the radiolysis of cyclopentane

G. Földiák, M. Roder, L. Wojnárovits

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The γ- and α-radiolysis of cyclopentane were compared in the presence and absence of iodine scavenger. The G-values of the main hydrocarbon products, cyclopentene and bicyclopentyl are 2.22 and 0.56 molecule/100 eV in α-radiolysis and 3.25 and 1.23, respectively, in α-radiolysis. During high LET α-irradiation the yields of products formed by a radical mechanism are much smaller (G=1.18) than in γ-radiolysis (G=2.68), whereas "unimolecular" cyclopentene formation is hardly influenced by LET (G=1.8 and 1.6, respectively).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-394
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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