Chapter 6. Fundamental Processes in Radiation Damage to DNA: How Low-Energy Electrons Damage Biomolecules

  1. Prof. Bruno Pignataro
  1. Ilko Bald

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527630516.ch6

Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences: Where Chemistry Meets Life

Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences: Where Chemistry Meets Life

How to Cite

Bald, I. (2010) Fundamental Processes in Radiation Damage to DNA: How Low-Energy Electrons Damage Biomolecules, in Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences: Where Chemistry Meets Life (ed B. Pignataro), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527630516.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Palermo, Department of Physical Chemistry, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy

Author Information

  1. Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie und, Biochemie–Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Takustraße 3, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527325412

Online ISBN: 9783527630516

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Keywords:

  • dissociative electron attachment;
  • radiation damage;
  • DNA;
  • low-energy electrons;
  • negative ions;
  • mass spectrometry;
  • autodetachment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Radiation Damage and the Role of Low-Energy Electrons

  • DEA Studies on Model Compounds for the DNA Backbone

  • Outlook and Future Prospects

  • Acknowledgments

  • References