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

Published

Author(s)

Paul M. Bergstrom

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.
Proceedings Title
Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry: 17th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry
Volume
680
Issue
No. 1
Conference Dates
November 12-16, 2002
Conference Title
AIP Conference Proceedings

Keywords

atomic data, bremsstrahlung, Monte Carlo calculations, PENELOPE, photo-electron, radiation

Citation

Bergstrom, P. (2003), Chunk of Graphite in a Co-60 Field and Slab of Paper in an Electron Beam: Typical Applications of Atomic Physics, Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry: 17th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (Accessed October 27, 2021)
Created August 1, 2003, Updated August 10, 2018