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Table 2 Primary track-averaged yields for water radiolysis under gamma rays irradiation (LET of 0.23 eV nm−1) and under 12 MeV alpha rays (LET of 108 eV nm−1) in desoxygenated conditions (Belloni et al. 2008; Appleby and Schwarz 1969; Spinks and Woods 1990)

From: Importance of radiolytic reactions during high-LET irradiation modalities: LET effect, role of O2 and radiosensitization by nanoparticles

G-values (µmol J−1) e aq ·OH H2 H2O2 H3O+ O ·−2 /HO2·
Gamma rays (LET of 0.23 eV nm−1) 0.28 0.062 0.28 0.047 0.073 0.28 0
12 MeV alpha rays (LET of 108 eV nm−1) 0.044 0.028 0.056 0.11 0.11 0.044 0.007