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The textbook begins with exercises related to radioactive sources and decay schemes. The problems covered include series decay and how to determine the frequency and energy of emitted particles in disintegrations. The next chapter deals with the interaction of ionizing radiation, including the treatment of photons and charged particles. The main focus is on applications based on the knowledge of interaction, to be used in subsequent work and courses. The textbook then examines detectors and measurements, including both counting statistics and properties of pulse detectors. The chapter that follows is dedicated to dosimetry, which is a major subject in medical radiation physics.
About this book A highly practical reference for health physicists and other professionals, addressing practical problems in radiation protection, this new edition has been completely revised, updated and supplemented by such new sections as log-normal distribution and digital radiography, as well as new chapters on internal radiation dose and the environmental transport of radionuclides.
Designed for readers with limited as well as basic science backgrounds, the handbook presents clear, thorough and up-to-date explanations of the basic physics necessary.
It provides an overview of the major discoveries in radiation physics, plus extensive discussion of radioactivity, including sources and materials, as well as calculational methods for radiation exposure, comprehensive appendices and more than figures.
The text draws substantially on current resource data available, which is cross-referenced to standard compendiums, providing decay schemes and emission energies for approximately of the most common radionuclides encountered by practitioners.
Excerpts from the Chart of the Nuclides, activation cross sections, fission yields, fission-product chains, photon attenuation coefficients, and nuclear masses are also provided. Throughout, the author emphasizes applied concepts and carefully illustrates all topics using real-world examples as well as exercises.
A much-needed working resource for health physicists and other radiation protection professionals. Reviews "This revised and expanded second edition handbook can easily be used as a textbook for undergraduate nuclear engineering or health physics students. He also served 25 years with the U. Public Health Service and Environmental Protection Agency, doing environmental assessments of radioactive materials and of protection standards.
His doctorate is in Radiological Health. Professor Martin is certified in Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics and has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and numerous articles and reports. Department of Energy.
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Email or Customer ID. Simply understood, the generation of X-rays occurs when electrons are accelerated under a potential difference and turned into electromagnetic radiation. Essential components of an X-ray tube include a cathode, and an anode separated a short distance from each other, a vacuum enclosure and high voltage cables forming the X-ray generator attached to the cathode and anode components.
Upon application of a high voltage by an X-ray generator to the cathode as well as the anode, there is an acceleration of electrons ejected to an electrically positive anode. The filament and the focusing cup determine this path of acceleration.
Electron kinetic energy measured in keV is related to the applied voltage. The tube voltage, tube current and exposure duration measured in seconds are adjustable by the user.
Once the high kinetic energy electrons finally reach the anode target, this initiates the process of X-ray production. Tungsten is often the usual anode target although other material targets are also employed.
Incident electrons can also result in ionization, whereby the approaching electron can remove a second electron belonging to an atom of the anode target, losing its energy through ionization or excitation.
This process leads to an emission of a photon as the electron orbit vacancy gets filled by an orbital shell electron from a further out shell.
Bremmstrahlung X-rays, however, constitute the majority of X-rays produced in this process. Before understanding the final production of an X-ray image, it is essential to understand the interaction of X-rays with individuals exposed to X-rays.
There are three important types of interactions that occur between X-rays and the tissues of our body.