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Publication Citation: Chunk of Graphite in a Co-60 Field and Slab of Paper in an Electron Beam: Typical Applications of Atomic Physics

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Author(s): Paul M. Bergstrom;
Title: Chunk of Graphite in a Co-60 Field and Slab of Paper in an Electron Beam: Typical Applications of Atomic Physics
Published: August 01, 2003
Abstract: When the atomic physicist measures or computes, application of their results may not be immediately obvious. However, atomic data form the basis of many mature and developing applications. Two of these applications andtheir dependence on data are reviewed here. In particular, the national standard for radiation exposure and the processing of the United States mail with radiation are discussed.
Conference: AIP Conference Proceedings
Proceedings: Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry: 17th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry
Volume: 680
Issue: No. 1
Dates: November 12-16, 2002
Keywords: atomic data;bremsstrahlung;Monte Carlo calculations;PENELOPE;photo-electron;radiation
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