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On the determination of the mean excitation energy of water

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John R. Sabin, Jens Oddershede, Stephan P. A. Sauer

Water is a ubiquitous substance in nature, and thus the mean excitation energy of water is an important quantity for understanding and prediction of the details of many fast ion/molecule collision processes such as those involved in external beam radiotherapy of tumors. There are several methods for determining numerical values for a mean excitation energy for water, both theoretical and experimental. Here the factors affecting the determination of the value of the mean excitation energy of water, especially from experiment, are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in quantum chemistry
Number of pages15
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-396455-7
StatePublished - 2013
SeriesAdvances in Quantum Chemistry

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