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Absorption and Scattering of X-Rays

  • J. G. Brown

Abstract

The fact that X-rays are absorbed by matter, i.e. that the intensity of a beam of X-rays is reduced as it passes through any material, has been known for a long time. In the early days of the study of X-rays, absorption measurements represented the only means of measuring the ‘quality’ of an X-ray beam, but this has now been superseded by wavelength measurements. A good deal of information concerning the properties of X-rays and of atoms was obtained through absorption measurements.

Keywords

Electromagnetic Wave Atomic Number Scattered Radiation Electric Field Intensity Incoherent Scattering 
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© J. G. Brown 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal College of Advanced TechnologySalfordUK

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