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Radiation Measurements Mark Fennell

Radiation Measurements

Mark Fennell

Published February 4th 2011
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Kindle Edition
25 pages
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This book discusses all aspects of measuring radioactive decay.The book first discusses the possible factors of decay to measure and the benefits of measuring each factor. The book then explains each of the units of measurement, such as theMoreThis book discusses all aspects of measuring radioactive decay.The book first discusses the possible factors of decay to measure and the benefits of measuring each factor. The book then explains each of the units of measurement, such as the roentgen, rem, and sievert. The third part of the book explains the concept of equivalents and discusses how to use equivalents correctly. The final part of the book discusses methods for locating radioactive decay using such instruments as the Geiger Counter. The book also provides data on dosage and resulting biological effects.Table of ContentsA. Measuring Radiation: Overview1. Introduction2. Physical vs. Biological Radiation MeasurementsB. Physical Radiation Measurements1. Introduction2. Proposed Measurements3. Measuring Decay Types4. Measuring Decay EnergyC. Biological Radiation Measurements1. Introduction2. roentgen3. gray4. rad5. rem6. sievertD. Equivalents in Biological Effect Measurements1. Introduction2. Absorbed Dose and Dose Equivalent3. The equivalence calculation in general termsE. Dosages and Resulting Biological Effects1. Introduction2. Data: rem values and biological effectsF. Locating Radiation: Geiger counter, scintillator, and film badge1. Introduction2. Basic process of the Geiger counter3. Usefulness and Limits of the Geiger counter4. The scintillator5. Film Badge6. Tracking radioisotopes in the environment