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INTERACTION OF IONIZING RADIATION WITH MATTER

Turner, James E.

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Abstract— The basic physical mechanisms by which different kinds of ionizing radiation interact with matter are described. Understanding of these processes, coupled with detailed knowledge of atomic structure, provides much of the foundation for the theory and practice of radiological health protection today.

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Manuscript received 8 October 2003; accepted 13 November 2003

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