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  • Any material that stops ionizing radiation. Lead, concrete, and steel attenuate gamma rays. A thin sheet of paper or metal will stop or absorb alpha particles and most beta particles.

    Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Cite This Source - This Definition

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  • The special name for the unit that expresses a measure of activity. One becquerel corresponds to one disintegration per second of any radionuclide.

    National Tritium Labeling Facility (NTLF) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) - Cite This Source - This Definition
  • Browse Related Terms: absorbed dose, becquerel, Density, dose, dose equivalent, gray, Probability, RAD, relative biological effectiveness (RBE), sievert (Sv)

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