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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