Production of X Rays
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This chapter deals mainly with production of x rays but it also provides a brief introduction to Čerenkov radiation and synchrotron radiation (magnetic bremsstrahlung). Two types of x ray are known: characteristic (fluorescence) radiation and bremsstrahlung, and both are important in medical physics, because they are used extensively in diagnostic imaging and in external beam radiotherapy.
KeywordsCharged Particle Synchrotron Radiation Auger Electron Energy Level Diagram Atomic Shell
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