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Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection

Turner, James E.


3. Auflage Mai 2007
XX, 586 Seiten, Softcover
209 Abbildungen
62 Tabellen

ISBN: 978-3-527-40606-7
Wiley-VCH, Berlin


This expanded, updated 3rd edition takes into account the latest models and recommendations of the ICRP and NCRP, as well as new techniques on calculating X-ray shielding. With an abundance of practical, worked-out examples, numerical problems, and real world applications.

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Lehrbuch und Tabellenwerk zugleich: Ausgehend von der Atomstruktur und den physikalischen Mechanismen der Wechselwirkung zwischen ionisierender Strahlung und Materie erklärt Ihnen der Autor alles, was Sie über den Strahlenschutz in der Praxis wissen müssen, insbesondere den Nachweis von Strahlung, die Messung der Strahlungsdosis sowie die Auswertung und Interpretation statistischer Daten. Methoden zum Schutz von Mensch und Umwelt werden ausführlich anhand realitätsnaher Beispiele dargestellt. Diese überarbeitete, stark erweiterte dritte Auflage berücksichtigt unter anderem auch die neuesten ICRP- und NRCP-Empfehlungen. Eine Fülle von durchgerechneten Aufgaben und Übungsaufgaben (zum Teil mit Lösungen) erleichtert Studium und Selbststudium. Mit umfangreichen Diagrammen, Tabellen und viel Datenmaterial!

1. About Atomic Physics and Radiation
2. Atomic Structure and Atomic Radiation
3. The Nucleus and Nuclear Radiation
4. Radioactive Decay
5. Interaction of Heavy Charged Particles with Matter
6. Interaction of Electrons with Matter
7. Phenomena Associated with Charged-Particle Tracks
8. Interaction of Photons with Matter
9. Neutrons, Fission, and Criticality
10. Methods of Radiation Detection
11. Statistics
12. Radiation Dosimetry
13. Chemical and Biological Effects of Radiation
14. Radiation-Protection Criteria and Exposure Limits
15. External Radiation Protection
16. Internal Dosimetry and Radiation Protection
From Reviews of the Second Edition:

"What can I say? The second edition of 'Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection' is much better than the first edition, and the first edition was great. [...] It is [...] one of the finest graduate-level texts on radiation protection. For someone teaching a graduate course on radiation protection, this is a 'must have' book. [...] Everything you might want or need on the road to understanding radiation interaction is clearly and concisely handled. [...] Don't think this is a book for graduate students and teachers alone, however; it is a fine reference for anyone working in radiation protection."
Physics Today

"The strength of the book lies in its unique analyses of fundamental particle track structure, including Monte Carlo computations, the detail of the important stochastical nature of the interactions, manifest in microdosimetry, and their consequences in radiobiological effects of setting up the criteria for radiation protection."
Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

"This book is an excellent text for graduate students in health physics, as it contains an appropriately detailed discussion about atomic and nuclear physics for such students. [...] Major strengths of the book are that it contains rigorous discussions about radioactive decay, interaction of radiation with matter, statistics of counting and methods for shielding calculations.
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine
JAMES E. TURNER is a retired Corporate Fellow from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an Adjunct Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee. In addition to extensive research and teaching both in the U. S. and abroad, Dr. Turner has served on the editorial staffs of several professional journals, including Health Physics and Radiation Research, and has been active in a number of scientific organizations. He is a former member of the NCRP, a Past President of the American Academy of Health Physics, and a former Board Member of the Health Physics Society. In 1992 he received the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the Health Physics Society and, in 2000, the William McAdams Outstanding Service Award of the American Board of Health Physics. Dr. Turner has published widely in radiation physics and dosimetry and also on the chemical toxicity of metal ions. He is the author of three textbooks.

J. E. Turner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA