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X-rays in Atomic and Nuclear Physics

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511869181

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  • The second edition of this highly successful, original text discusses the production and characterization of X-rays. The book focuses on the fundamentals of X-ray physical properties from an experimental viewpoint. SI units are used throughout and the material has been updated thoroughly to reflect the changes in the use of X-rays and recent developments in the field. The text begins with a survey of work conducted before 1945. Continuous and characteristic spectra are discussed, followed by a description of techniques used in their study. Further studies of production, absorption and scattering in atomic and nuclear processes are described, including a completely new chapter on X-ray production by protons, alpha-particles and ions.

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    "...a convenient reference for graduate students and researchers in any field that makes use of x-rays." Physics Today

    "An academically valuable book." The British Journal of Radiology

    "...a reference book and an introduction to X-ray physics for graduate students and researchers in any field which uses X-rays." La Physique au Canada

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511869181
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the first edition
    1. Historical introduction
    2. The continuous X-ray spectrum
    3. Characteristic X-rays
    4. Experimental techniques for the study of X-rays
    5. The absorption and scattering of X-rays
    6. X-ray production by protons, ╬▒-particles and heavy ions
    7. X-rays in radioactive decay
    8. Some additional fields of X-ray study
    Appendix 1. Range energy relations, etc., for electrons
    2. Experimentally determined mass attenuation coefficients
    3. Decay schemes of some radionuclides
    4. Absorption edges and characteristic emission energies in keV
    5. K-shell fluorescence yields

  • Author

    N. A. Dyson, University of Birmingham

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