Radiation Safety and Dose Limitations

  • Klaus Bethge
  • Gerhard Kraft
  • Peter Kreisler
  • Gertrud Walter
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

As we have seen, radiation — photons, charged particles such as electrons, protons, α-particles, and heavy ions and also neutrons — interact with matter as described in Chap. 2. The basic mechanism is therefore the ionization of atoms.

Keywords

Boron Polyethylene Uranium Tungsten Radioactive Isotope 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Bethge
    • 1
  • Gerhard Kraft
    • 2
  • Peter Kreisler
    • 3
  • Gertrud Walter
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Gesellschaft für SchwerionenforschungDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Siemens Medical Solution, MR Application Development, Scientific Application SupportMREA SASErlangenGermany

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