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RNA Identification and Detection of Nucleic Acids as Aerosols in Air Samples by Means of Photon and Electron Interactions

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Biology Department, Truckee Meadow Community College, Reno, NV 89512, USA
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Particle Physics Department, BabuHawaii Foundation, Honolulu, HI 96811, USA
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In memory of Alberto Negrini, Augusto Solei and Mario Tagliapietra.
Academic Editor: Antonio Ereditato
Instruments 2021, 5(2), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments5020023
Received: 30 April 2021 / Revised: 8 June 2021 / Accepted: 12 June 2021 / Published: 18 June 2021
This study presents a methodology to reveal traces of viral particles, as aerosol with known chemical and molecular structure, in a sample by means of photon and electron interactions. The method is based on Monte Carlo simulations and on the analysis of photon-electron fluxes-spectra through energy channels counts as a function of different aerosol viral concentrations in the air sample and looking at the peculiar photon/electron interactions with the potential abnormal atomic hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), carbon (C), and phosphorus (P) compositions present in the air sample as a function of living and nonliving matter with PO4 group RNA/DNA strands in a cluster configuration. View Full-Text
Keywords: viral particles; radiobiology; RNA detection; microbiology; matter identification; particle physics; physical modeling; particle accelerators in environmental studies viral particles; radiobiology; RNA detection; microbiology; matter identification; particle physics; physical modeling; particle accelerators in environmental studies
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Adlish, J.I.; Neuhold, P.; Surrente, R.; Tagliapietra, L.J. RNA Identification and Detection of Nucleic Acids as Aerosols in Air Samples by Means of Photon and Electron Interactions. Instruments 2021, 5, 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments5020023

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Adlish JI, Neuhold P, Surrente R, Tagliapietra LJ. RNA Identification and Detection of Nucleic Acids as Aerosols in Air Samples by Means of Photon and Electron Interactions. Instruments. 2021; 5(2):23. https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments5020023

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Adlish, John I., Piero Neuhold, Riccardo Surrente, and Luca J. Tagliapietra 2021. "RNA Identification and Detection of Nucleic Acids as Aerosols in Air Samples by Means of Photon and Electron Interactions" Instruments 5, no. 2: 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments5020023

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