Agent Based Model of the Cytosine Radiation Induced Reaction

  • A L Rivera Institute of Nuclear Sciences. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), PO Box 70-543, 04510 Mexico City, Mexico; Complexity Science Center, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • S Ramos-Beltran Complexity Science Center, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • A Paredes-Arriaga Institute of Nuclear Sciences. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), PO Box 70-543, 04510 Mexico City, Mexico; Sciences Faculty, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 04510 Mexico City, Mexico
  • A Negron-Mendoza Institute of Nuclear Sciences. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), PO Box 70-543, 04510 Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords: Radiation induced chemical reactions, Cytosine, Kinetics of reactions, Agent-based model

Abstract

The stability of cytosine in aqueous solution was studied in the laboratory, simulating prebiotic conditions and using gamma radiation as an energy source, to describe cytosine behavior under radiation. For a better understanding of the radiation-induced processes, we proposed a mathematical model that considers chemical reactions as nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The radiolysis can be computationally simulated by an agent-based model, wherein each chemical species involved is considered to be an agent that can interact with other species with known reaction rates. The radiation is contemplated as a factor that promotes product formation/destruction, and the temperature determines the diffusion speed of the agents. With this model, we reproduce the changes in cytosine concentration obtained in the laboratory under different irradiation conditions.

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Published
2018-08-06
How to Cite
A L Rivera, S Ramos-Beltran, A Paredes-Arriaga, & A Negron-Mendoza. (2018). Agent Based Model of the Cytosine Radiation Induced Reaction. Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 6(1), 93-97. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2018.61016
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