Radioactivity and Its Measurement

Radioactivity and Its Measurement

2nd Edition - May 1, 1980

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  • Authors: W. B. Mann, R. L. Ayres, S. B. Garfinkel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483285719

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Begins with a description of the discovery of radioactivity and the historic research of such pioneers as the Curies and Rutherford. After a discussion of the interactions of &agr;, &bgr; and &ggr; rays with matter, the energetics of the different modes of nuclear disintegration are considered in relation to the Einstein mass-energy relationship as applied to radioactive transformations. Radiation detectors and radioactivity measurements are also discussed


Text for general radioactivity courses, particularly those oriented towards health physics or nuclear medicine and for physics undergraduate courses; sciences teachers, working scientists and interested laymen

Table of Contents

  • (partial) The discovery of radioactivity and early experiments into its nature

    Radioactive change and the theory of successive radioactive transformations

    The interactions of &agr;, &bgr; and &ggr; rays with matter

    The neutrino and the neutron

    The energetics of nuclear change

    Radiation detectors

    Electronic instrumentation

    Radioactivity measurements


Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: May 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483285719

About the Authors

W. B. Mann

R. L. Ayres

S. B. Garfinkel

Affiliations and Expertise

Natural Bureau of Standards, USA

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