This book brings new research insights on
the properties and behavior of gamma radiation, studies from a wide range of
options of gamma radiation applications in Nuclear Physics, industrial
processes, Environmental Science, Radiation Biology, Radiation Chemistry,
Agriculture and Forestry, sterilization, food industry, as well as the review of
both advantages and problems that are present in these applications. Because of
the global importance of gamma radiation, the content of this book will be
interesting for the wider audience as well.
The purpose of this note is to
explain a range of principles and actual devices used to detect photons and
ionized particles. Topics covered includes: Interaction of particles and
radiation with matter, Units and detector characteristics, Gas-filled detectors,
Surface photoemission detectors , Semiconductor detectors.
This book covers the following topics: Basic Radiation Physics Concepts
and Units of Measurement , General Considerations of Radiation Fields at
Accelerators , Prompt Radiation Fields Due to Electrons, Prompt Radiation Fields
Due to Protons and Ions, Low Energy Prompt Neutron Radiation Phenomena ,
Shielding Materials and Neutron Energy Spectra, Induced Radioactivity in
Accelerator Components , Induced Radioactivity in Environmental Media, Radiation
Protection Instrumentation at Accelerators.
book covers the following topics: Photon Monte Carlo Simulation, Electron Monte
Carlo Simulation, Transport in media, interaction models, Macroscopic Radiation
physics, Photon dose calculation models, Electron dose calculation models,
onization chamber-based air kerma standards.
This note covers the following topics:
Ionizing Radiation, Quantities for Describing the Interaction of Ionizing
Radiation with Matter, Charged Particle and Radiation Equilibria, Absorbed Dose
in Radioactive Media, Radioactive decay, Gamma and X -Ray Interactions in
Matter, Charged Particle Interactions in Matter, Ionization Chambers, Dosimetry
and calibration of photon and electron beams with cavity ion chambers.