Space Radiation Quality Factors and the Delta-ray Dose and Dose-Rate Effectiveness Factor
In this paper, the authors recommend that the dose and dose-rate effectiveness factor used for space radiation risk assessments should be based on a comparison of the biological effects of energetic electrons produced along a cosmic ray particles path in low fluence exposures to high dose-rate gamma-ray exposures of doses of about 1 Gy. Methods to implement this approach are described.
Cucinotta, F. A.,
Space Radiation Quality Factors and the Delta-ray Dose and Dose-Rate Effectiveness Factor.
Health Physics, 110(3),