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ERIC Number: EJ943403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Gamma-Ray Attenuation Measurements as a Laboratory Experiment: Some Remarks
Adamides, E.; Koutroubas, S. K.; Moshonas, N.; Yiasemides, K.
Physics Education, v46 n4 p398-402 Jul 2011
In this article we make some significant remarks on the experimental study of the absorption of gamma radiation passing through matter. These remarks have to do with the seemingly unexpected trend of the measured intensity of radiation versus the thickness of the absorber, which puzzles students and its explanation eludes many laboratory assistants. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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