A quick radiation primer

A quick radiation primer - biological damage that would be...

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A quick radiation primer Different kinds of ionizing radiation : alpha, gamma, x-rays Some are really bad like alpha, 20 times as damaging Some are easily stopped, but some are hard to stop like gamma
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Units What matters is equivalent, absorbed dose. The sievert (Sv) is the amount of a radiation absorbed to cause the same amount of
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Unformatted text preview: biological damage that would be caused by the dose of gamma rays needed to add one joule of energy to one kilogram of matter. So, when do you die? Background dose: 3.6 mSv Lethal dose: 4-5 Sv Joules??? 1000 joules is about the maximum amount of solar radiation absorbed by 1 square meter of the earth in 1 second...
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