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Range (particle radiation)

Index Range (particle radiation)

In passing through matter, charged particles ionize and thus lose energy in many steps, until their energy is (almost) zero. [1]

13 relations: Gamma ray, Geiger–Marsden experiment, Index of physics articles (R), Linear energy transfer, Particle radiation, Particle therapy, Proton therapy, Radiation length, Radiation therapy, Range, Stopping power (particle radiation), The Long Watch, Walter H. Barkas.

Gamma ray

A gamma ray or gamma radiation (symbol γ or \gamma), is penetrating electromagnetic radiation arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei.

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Geiger–Marsden experiment

The Geiger–Marsden experiment(s) (also called the Rutherford gold foil experiment) were a landmark series of experiments by which scientists discovered that every atom contains a nucleus where all of its positive charge and most of its mass are concentrated.

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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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Linear energy transfer

In dosimetry, linear energy transfer (LET) is the amount of energy that an ionizing particle transfers to the material traversed per unit distance.

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Particle radiation

Particle radiation is the radiation of energy by means of fast-moving subatomic particles.

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Particle therapy

Particle therapy is a form of external beam radiotherapy using beams of energetic protons, neutrons, or positive ions for cancer treatment.

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Proton therapy

In the field of medical procedures, Proton therapy, or proton beam therapy is a type of particle therapy that uses a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue, most often in the treatment of cancer.

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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.

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Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator.

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Range

Range may refer to.

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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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The Long Watch

"The Long Watch" is a science fiction short story by American writer Robert A. Heinlein.

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Walter H. Barkas

Walter Henry Barkas (2 September 1912 – 28 March 1969) was Professor of Physics at the University of California, Riverside from 1965 on.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_(particle_radiation)

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