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Accelerator Health Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125471503, 9780323143486

Accelerator Health Physics

1st Edition

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Editor: H. Wade Patterson
eBook ISBN: 9780323143486
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 684
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Accelerator Health Physics tackles the importance of health physics in the field of nuclear physics, especially to those involved with the use of particle accelerators. The book first explores concepts in nuclear physics, such as fundamental particles, radiation fields, and the responses of the human body to radiation exposure. The book then shifts to its intended purpose and discusses the uses of particle accelerators and the radiation they emit; the measurement of the radiation fields - radiation detectors, the history, design, and application of accelerator shielding; and measures in the implementation of a health physics program. The text is recommended for health physicists who want to learn more about particle accelerators, their effects, and how these effects can be prevented. The book is also beneficial to physicists whose work involves particle accelerators, as the book aims to educate them about the hazards they face in the workplace.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Fundamental Particles and Their Interactions with Matter

Chapter 2. Radiation Fields: Their Specification and Measurement

Chapter 3. Particle Accelerators and Their Radiation Environments

Chapter 4. Human Response to Ionizing Radiation

Chapter 5. The Measurement of Radiation Fields—Radiation Detectors

Chapter 6. Accelerator Shielding

Chapter 7. Induced Activity at Accelerators

Chapter 8. Administration of an Accelerator Health Physics Program

Appendix. Laboratory Manual

Subject Index


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