Radioactivity.

Radioactivity: Introduction and History provides an introduction to radioactivity from natural and artificial sources on earth and radiation of cosmic origins. This book answers many questions for the student, teacher, and practitioner as to the origins, properties, detection and measurement, and ap...

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Main Author: L'Annunziata, Michael F.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • Front cover
  • Radioactivity
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Symbols
  • Introduction: Radioactivity and Our Well-Being
  • 1 Human Health
  • 2 Biological Research
  • 3 Food and Agriculture
  • 4 Water Resources
  • 5 Marine Resources
  • 6 Industrial Applications
  • 7 Nuclear Power
  • 8 Summary
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part I: for Chapter 1
  • Chapter 1: Alpha Radiation
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Decay Energy
  • 1.3 Alpha-Particle Interactions with Matter
  • 1.4 Alpha-Particle Ranges
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part II: for Chapter 2
  • Chapter 2: Beta Radiation
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Negatrons
  • 2.3 Positrons
  • 2.4 Beta-Particle Absorption and Transmission
  • 2.5 Stopping Power and Linear Energy Transfer
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part III: for Chapter 3
  • Chapter 3: Gamma- and X-Radiation-Photons
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Dual Nature: Wave and Particle
  • 3.3 Gamma Radiation
  • 3.4 Annihilation Radiation
  • 3.5 Cherenkov Radiation
  • 3.6 X-Radiation
  • 3.7 Interactions of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part IV: for Chapter 4
  • Chapter 4: Neutron Radiation
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Neutron Classification
  • 4.3 Sources of Neutrons
  • 4.4 Interactions of Neutrons with Matter
  • 4.5 Neutron Attenuation and Cross-Sections
  • 4.6 Neutron Decay
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part V: for Chapter 5
  • Chapter 5: Atomic Electron Radiation
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Internal-Conversion Electrons
  • 5.3 Auger Electrons
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part VI: for Chapter 6
  • Chapter 6: Cosmic Radiation
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Classification and Properties
  • 6.3 Showers of the Cosmic Radiation
  • 6.4 Cosmic Rays Underground
  • 6.5 Origins of Cosmic Radiation
  • 6.6 Cosmic Background Radiation
  • 6.7 Dose from Cosmic Radiation and Other Sources.
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part VII: for Chapter 7
  • Chapter 7: Cherenkov Radiation
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Theory and Properties
  • 7.3 Cherenkov Photons from Gamma-Ray Interactions
  • 7.4 Particle Identification (PID)
  • 7.5 Applications in Radionuclide Analysis
  • Radioactivity Hall of Fame-Part VIII: for Chapter 8
  • Chapter 8: Radionuclide Decay, Mass, and Radioactivity Units
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Half-Life
  • 8.3 General Decay Equations
  • 8.4 Secular Equilibrium
  • 8.5 Transient Equilibrium
  • 8.6 No Equilibrium
  • 8.7 More Complex Decay Schemes
  • 8.8 Radioactivity Units and Radionuclide Mass
  • Appendix A: Particle Range-Energy Correlations
  • Appendix B: Periodic Table of the Elements
  • References
  • Index.