Interaction of Radiation With Matter

  • Gopal B. Saha


All particulate and electromagnetic radiations may interact with the atoms of the absorber during their passage through it, producing ionization and excitation of the absorber atoms. These radations are called ionizing radiations. The mechanisms of interaction, however, differ for the two types of radiation, and therefore they are discussed separately.


Charged Particle Pair Production Compton Scattering Linear Energy Transfer Scattered Photon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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