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Radioactivity : introduction and history

Author: Michael F L'Annunziata
Publisher: Oxford : Elsevier, 2007.
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An introduction to radioactivity from natural and artificial sources on earth to cosmic radiation.
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L'Annunziata, Michael F.
Radioactivity.
Oxford : Elsevier, 2007
(OCoLC)141386365
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F L'Annunziata
ISBN: 9780080548883 0080548881
OCLC Number: 173503194
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 609 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1. Alpha Radiation ; I. Introduction; II. Decay Energies; III. Alpha Particle Interactions with Matter; IV. Alpha Particle Ranges; Chapter 2. Beta Radiation ; I. Introduction; II. Negatrons; III. Positrons; IV. Beta-particle Absorption and Transmission; V. Stopping Power and Linear Energy Transfer; Chapter 3. Gamma- and X-Radiation --
Photons ; I. Introduction; II. Dual Nature: Wave and Particle; III. Gamma Radiation; IV. Annihilation Radiation; V. Cherenkov Radiation; VI. X-Radiation; VII. Bremsstrahlung; VIII. Interactions of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter; Chapter 4. Neutron Radiation ; I. Introduction; II. Neutron Classification; III. Sources of Neutrons; IV. Interactions of Neutrons with Matter; V. Neutron Attenuation and Cross Sections; VI. Neutron Decay; Chapter 5. Atomic Electron Radiation ; I. Introduction; II. Internal Conversion Electrons; III. Auger Electrons; Chapter 6. Cosmic Radiation ; I. Introduction; II. Classification and Properties; III. Showers of the Cosmic Radiation; IV. Cosmic Rays Underground; V. Origins of Cosmic Radiation; VI. Cosmic Background Radiation; VII. Dose from Cosmic Radiation and other Sources; Chapter 7. Cherenkov Radiation ; I. Introduction; II. Theory and Properties; III. Cherenkov Photons from Gamma-ray Interactions; IV. Particle Identification; V. Applications in Radionuclide Analysis; Chapter 8. Radioisotope Decay, Radioactivity Units and Radionuclide Mass ; I. Introduction; II. Half-life; III. General Decay Equations; IV. Secular Equilibrium; V. Transient Equilibrium; VI. No Equilibrium; VII. More Complex Decay Schemes; VIII. Radioactivity Units and Radionuclide Mass; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
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Presents an introduction to radioactivity from natural and artificial sources on earth and radiation of cosmic origins. This book answers questions on the origins, properties, detection and  Read more...

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