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Research Interest:

Radiation physics, radiation-induced cancer risk, and space radiation protection;

Development and biomedical application of radiation transport models;

Development and application of nuclear transport models for relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Dr. Zi-Wei Lin

Dr. Lin
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph. D., Columbia University in the City of New York, 1996
  • Office Location: Austin 128
  • Monday to Friday 8:30am-9:30am or by appointment
  • Telephone: (252) 328-2941
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Selected Publications:

Z.W. Lin, J.H. Adams Jr., A.F. Barghouty, S.D. Randeniya, R.K. Tripathi, J.W. Watts, and P.P. Yepes: Comparisons of Transport Models in their Predictions in Typical Space Radiation Environments, Advances in Space Research 49, 797-806 (2012).

Z.W. Lin: Improvement of the Equivalent Sphere Model for Better Estimates of Skin or Eye Dose in Space Radiation Environments, Radiation Measurements, 46, 381-388 (2011).

Z.W. Lin: Quark Coalescence with Quark Number Conservation and the Effect on Quark–hadron Scaling, Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 38, 075002 (2011).

Y. Jia and Z.W. Lin: The Radiation Environment on the Moon from Galactic Cosmic Rays in a Lunar Habitat, Radiation Research, 173, 238-244 (2010).

Z.W. Lin, Y. Baalla, and L.W. Townsend: Variation of Space Radiation Exposure inside Spherical and Hemispherical Geometries, Radiation Measurements, 44 (4), 369-373 (2009).

Z.W. Lin: Can the Equivalent Sphere Model Approximate Organ Doses in Space Radiation Environments? Nuclear Technology, 166 (3), 273-282, (2009).

Z.W. Lin and J.H. Adams, Jr.: Effects of Nuclear Cross Sections at Different Energies on the Radiation Hazard from Galactic Cosmic Rays, Radiation Research 167, 330 (2007).

Z.W. Lin: Determination of Important Nuclear Fragmentation Processes for Space Radiation Protection in Human Space Explorations, Physical Review C 75, 034609 (2007).

J.H. Adams, Jr., M. Bhattacharya, G. Pendleton, and Z.W. Lin: The Ionizing Radiation Environment on the Moon, Advances in Space Research 40, 338 (2007).

N. Desai, J. Sodolak, B. Gersey, M. Durante, Z.W. Lin, A. Rusek, F. A. Cucinotta, and H. Wu: In Vitro H2AX Phosphorylation and Micronuclei Induction in Human Fibroblasts across the Bragg Curve of a 577 MeV/nucleon Fe Incident Beam, Radiation Measurements 41, 1209-1215 (2006).

Z.W. Lin, C. M. Ko, B.A. Li, B. Zhang, and S. Pal: MultiPhase Transport Model for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, Physical Review C 72, 064901 (2005).

Z.W. Lin, C.M. Ko, and S. Pal: Partonic Effects on Pion Interferometry at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, Physical Review Letters, 89 (15), 152301 (2002).

Z.W. Lin and C.M. Ko: Model for J/ψ Absorption in Hadronic Matter, Physical Review C, 62 (3), 034903, (2000).

Z.W. Lin and M. Gyulassy: Nuclear Gluon Shadowing via Continuum Lepton Pairs in p+A at sqrt(s) = 200A GeV, Physics Review Letters, 77 (7), 1222-1225 (1996).