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X-Ray Attenuation and Energy Absorption

John Schweppe
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The package "XRayAttenuation.m" defines functions which provide an interpolation of the tables of NIST report 5632, "Tables of X-Ray Mass Attenuation Coefficients and Mass Energy-Absorption Coefficients 1 keV to 20 MeV for Elements Z = 1 to 92 and 48 Additional Substances of Dosimetric Interest," by J. Hubbell and S.M. Seltzer. Based on this interpolation, additional functions provide x-ray attenuation and absorption mean free paths and x-ray fractional transmission and absorption in these 140 materials, as well as in homogenous mixtures and in chemical compounds based on these materials. Functions to convert x-ray wave length and frequency to energy are also included. The notebook "XRayAttenuation Tutorial.nb" describes briefly the attenuation and absorption of x-rays in matter and demonstrates the use of the package.

*Science > Physics > Nuclear and Particle Physics

x-ray, attenuation, absorption, transmission, mass, attenuation coefficients, mass energy-absorption, coefficients, mean free path
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XRayAttenuation.m (183.6 KB) - Mathematica Package
XRayAttenuationTutorial.nb (69.8 KB) - Mathematica Notebook