Sabin, John R.2; Oddershede, Jens3; Sauer, Stephan P. A.4
1 Administration, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 Kemisk Institut3 Rektoratet4 Administration, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
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.
Advances in Quantum Chemistry, 2013, Vol 65, p. 63-77