Nuclear Radiation¿̐ưIts Detection and Measurement / Ernest H. Wakefield
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- Symposium on Radioactivity¿̐ưAn Introduction (1953 : Atlantic City)
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- 1 online resource (10 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables
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- Wakefield, Ernest H., American Society for Testing and Materials, and ASTM International
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- There are six different types of commonly used nuclear radiations: alpha particles, beta particles, positrons, gamma rays, protons, and neutrons. The first five of these radiations are detected directly by the ionization which they produce on passage through a medium, such as gas. Neutrons are unlike the other radiations in that they are nonionizing in nature, but when entering a nucleus they often convert it to a radioactive isotope whose emission is detectable (for instance, when they enter the nucleus of the boron-10 isotope, the nucleus disrupts, emitting an alpha particle and a lithium particle; the alpha and lithium particles can be detected). Neutrons, therefore, are detected by secondary means.
- Dates of Publication and/or Sequential Designation:
- Volume 1954, Issue 159 (January 1954)
- 9780803183704 (e-ISBN), 9780803168596, and 0803168594
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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