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Accelerator Health Physics

Book1973

Authors:

H. Wade Patterson and Ralph H. Thomas

Accelerator Health Physics

Book1973

 

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Authors:

H. Wade Patterson and Ralph H. Thomas

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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 f ... read full description

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    CHAPTER 1 - FUNDAMENTAL PARTICLES AND THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH MATTER

    Pages 1-32

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    CHAPTER 2 - RADIATION FIELDS: THEIR SPECIFICATION AND MEASUREMENT

    Pages 33-92

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    CHAPTER 3 - PARTICLE ACCELERATORS AND THEIR RADIATION ENVIRONMENTS

    Pages 93-158

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    CHAPTER 4 - HUMAN RESPONSE TO IONIZING RADIATION

    Pages 159-197

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    CHAPTER 5 - THE MEASUREMENT OF RADIATION FIELDS – RADIATION DETECTORS

    Pages 199-328

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    CHAPTER 6 - ACCELERATOR SHIELDING

    Pages 329-498

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    CHAPTER 7 - INDUCED ACTIVITY AT ACCELERATORS

    Pages 499-545

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    CHAPTER 8 - ADMINISTRATION OF AN ACCELERATOR HEALTH PHYSICS PROGRAM

    Pages 547-583

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    APPENDIX - LABORATORY MANUAL

    Pages 585-660

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    SUBJECT INDEX

    Pages 661-668

About the book

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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.

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.

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ISBN

978-0-12-547150-3

Language

English

Published

1973

Copyright

Copyright © 1973 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

H. Wade Patterson

LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Ralph H. Thomas

LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA