Interaction of Radiation With Matter
All particulate and electromagnetic radiations may interact with the atoms of the absorber during their passage through it, producing ionization and excitation of the absorber atoms. These radations are called ionizing radiations. The mechanisms of interaction, however, differ for the two types of radiation, and therefore they are discussed separately.
KeywordsCharged Particle Pair Production Compton Scattering Linear Energy Transfer Scattered Photon
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