Interaction of Radiation with Matter
All particulate and electromagnetic radiations can interact with the atoms of an absorber during their passage through it, producing ionization and excitation of the absorber atoms. These radiations are called ionizing radiations. The mechanisms of interaction, however, differ for the two types of radiation, and therefore they are discussed separately.
KeywordsPhoton Energy Atomic Number Pair Production Compton Scattering Linear Energy Transfer
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