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Radiation in Microgravity

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. Gregory A. Nelson

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040234

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Nelson, G. A. 2011. Radiation in Microgravity. Comprehensive Physiology. 785–798.

Author Information

  1. Space Biological Sciences Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Characteristics of the Space Radiation Environment
    • 1.1
      Composition and Distribution
  • 2
    Properties of Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation
    • 2.1
      Unique Properties of Charged Particle Radiation
    • 2.2
      Risk Assessment
  • 3
    Radiobiological Experiments in Space
    • 3.1
      Exploratory Studies
    • 3.2
      Natural Radiation Exposures
    • 3.3
      Artificial Radiation Exposures
  • 4
    Possible Mechanisms for Microgravity and Radiation Interaction
  • 5
    Summary and Conclusions