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Radiation length

Index Radiation length

In physics, the radiation length is a characteristic of a material, related to the energy loss of high energy, electromagnetic-interacting particles with it. [1]

22 relations: Attenuation, Attenuation coefficient, Attenuation length, Bremsstrahlung, Compact Muon Solenoid, Gadolinium oxyorthosilicate, Index of physics articles (R), Index of radiation articles, Kevlar, Krypton, Lutetium-yttrium oxyorthosilicate, Mass attenuation coefficient, Mean free path, Molière radius, Nuclear collision length, Nuclear interaction length, Particle shower, Polarized target, Radiography, Range (particle radiation), Stolzite, Stopping power (particle radiation).


In physics, attenuation or, in some contexts, extinction is the gradual loss of flux intensity through a medium.

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Attenuation coefficient

Attenuation coefficient or narrow beam attenuation coefficient of the volume of a material characterizes how easily it can be penetrated by a beam of light, sound, particles, or other energy or matter.

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Attenuation length

In physics, the attenuation length or absorption length is the distance \lambda into a material when the probability has dropped to 1/e that a particle has not been absorbed.

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Bremsstrahlung, from bremsen "to brake" and Strahlung "radiation"; i.e., "braking radiation" or "deceleration radiation", is electromagnetic radiation produced by the deceleration of a charged particle when deflected by another charged particle, typically an electron by an atomic nucleus.

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Compact Muon Solenoid

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland and France.

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Gadolinium oxyorthosilicate

Gadolinium oxyorthosilicate (known as GSO) is a type of scintillating inorganic crystal used for imaging in nuclear medicine and for calorimetry in particle physics.

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Index of physics articles (R)

The index of physics articles is split into multiple pages due to its size.

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Index of radiation articles

* absorbed dose.

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Kevlar is a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora.

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Krypton (from translit "the hidden one") is a chemical element with symbol Kr and atomic number 36.

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Lutetium-yttrium oxyorthosilicate

Lutetium-yttrium oxyorthosilicate, also known as LYSO, is an inorganic chemical compound with main use as a scintillator crystal.

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Mass attenuation coefficient

The mass attenuation coefficient, mass extinction coefficient, or mass narrow beam attenuation coefficient of the volume of a material characterizes how easily it can be penetrated by a beam of light, sound, particles, or other energy or matter.

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Mean free path

In physics, the mean free path is the average distance traveled by a moving particle (such as an atom, a molecule, a photon) between successive impacts (collisions), which modify its direction or energy or other particle properties.

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Molière radius

The Molière radius is a characteristic constant of a material giving the scale of the transverse dimension of the fully contained electromagnetic showers initiated by an incident high energy electron or photon.

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Nuclear collision length

Nuclear collision length is the mean free path of a particle before undergoing a nuclear reaction, for a given particle in a given medium.

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Nuclear interaction length

Nuclear interaction length is the mean path length required to reduce the numbers of relativistic charged particles by the factor 1/, or 0.368, as they pass through matter.

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Particle shower

In particle physics, a shower is a cascade of secondary particles produced as the result of a high-energy particle interacting with dense matter.

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Polarized target

The polarized targets are used as fixed targets in scattering experiments.

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Radiography is an imaging technique using X-rays to view the internal form of an object.

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Range (particle radiation)

In passing through matter, charged particles ionize and thus lose energy in many steps, until their energy is (almost) zero.

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Stolzite is a mineral, a lead tungstate; with the formula PbWO4.

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Stopping power (particle radiation)

Stopping power in nuclear physics is defined as the retarding force acting on charged particles, typically alpha and beta particles, due to interaction with matter, resulting in loss of particle energy.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_length

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