The Resource Radioactivity and Radiation : What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them

Radioactivity and Radiation : What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them

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Radioactivity and Radiation : What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them
Title
Radioactivity and Radiation
Title remainder
What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them
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Language
eng
Summary
This book lays the foundations for you to understand all that you always wanted to know about radioactivity. It begins by setting out essential information about the structure of matter, how radiation occurs and how it can be measured. It goes on to explore the substantial benefits of radioactivity through its many applications, and also the possible risks associated with its use. The field of radioactivity is explained in layman's terms, so that everybody who is interested can improve their understanding of issues such as nuclear power, radiation accidents, medical applications of radiation and radioactivity from the environment. Everything is radioactive. There is natural radioactivity in the homes that we live in, the food that we eat and the air that we breath. For over 100 years, people have recognised the potential for radioactivity to help solve problems and improve our standard of living. This has led to the creation of radioactivity levels in some places that are much higher than naturally-occurring background levels. Such high levels of radiation can be harmful to people and the environment, so there is a clear need to manage this potential harm and to make the risk worth the benefits mankind can achieve from radioactive materials
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EBLCP
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Grupen, Claus
Dewey number
  • 539.7
  • 530
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QC475
  • QC1-75
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Rodgers, Mark
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  • Radiation
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Radiation
  • Physics
  • Medical and Radiation Physics
  • Popular Science in Nature and Environment
  • Effects of Radiation/Radiation Protection
  • Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics
  • Nuclear Energy
Label
Radioactivity and Radiation : What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-42330-2
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disclaimer; Preface; Contents; 1 Why Should I Read This Book?; 2 What Are Radioactivity and Radiation?; 2.1 Radioactivity; 2.2 Activity and Half-Life; 2.3 Radiation Doses; 2.3.1 Weighting Factors; 2.3.2 Avoiding Doses; 3 What Does Radiation Do?; 3.1 Interactions of Charged Particles; 3.2 Interactions of Neutrons; 3.3 Interactions of Photons; 4 How Can We Make Radiation?; 4.1 Charged Particle Sources; 4.2 Photon Sources; 4.3 Neutron Sources; 4.4 Cosmic-Ray Sources; 4.5 Medical Applications; 4.6 Radioisotope Batteries; 5 What Are X Rays?; 5.1 Medical X Rays; 5.2 X-Ray Crystallography
  • 5.3 Inspection and Quality Control Systems5.4 X Rays in Art; 5.5 Sources of Unwanted X Rays; 6 Is Radioactivity Everywhere?; 6.1 Cosmic Rays; 6.2 Terrestrial Radiation; 6.3 Incorporation of Radioisotopes; 6.4 Radiation Exposures from Technical Installations; 6.5 Specific Environmental Exposures; 6.5.1 Exposures from Air Travel; 6.5.2 Exposures from Smoking; 6.5.3 Exposures from Water; 6.5.4 Questionable Applications in Medicine; 7 What Does Radiation Do to Us?; 7.1 Radiosensitivity; 7.2 Decorporation; 7.3 Non-Human Organisms; 7.4 Radiation-Absorbing Fungi; 7.5 Radiation Risk Factors
  • 7.6 Low Radiation Doses7.7 Eradication of Insect Pests; 7.8 Metabolism of Plutonium; 8 How Can We Use Radioactivity Productively?; 8.1 Nuclear Fission Reactors; 8.2 Fusion Reactors; 8.2.1 Inertial Fusion; 8.2.2 Fusion by Magnetic Confinement; 8.3 The First Nuclear Reactor; 8.4 Natural Nuclear Reactors; 9 How Can We Use Radioactivity Destructively?; 10 What Happens When It Goes Wrong?; 10.1 Smaller-Scale Radiation Incidents; 11 What About Non-Ionising Radiation?; 11.1 Microwaves; 11.2 Ultraviolet Light; 11.3 Lasers; 12 How Can We Stay Safe?; 12.1 Waste Storage; 12.2 Waste Transmutation
  • 12.3 Packaging and Transport12.4 Storage and Security of Radioactive Substances; 12.5 Handling of Unsealed Radioactive Sources; 12.6 Mitigating the Consequences of Accidents; 12.7 Arrangements for Fire Fighting; 12.8 Protection of Air, Water, and Soil; 13 What Have We Learned?; Appendix A How Can We Detect Radiation?; A.1 Ionisation Chambers; A.2 Proportional Counters; A.3 Geiger-Müller Counters; A.4 Solid-State Detectors; A.5 Scintillators; A.6 Neutron Counters; A.7 Personal Dosimeters; A.8 Accident Dosimetry; A.9 Overview of Radiation Detector Types
  • Appendix B How is Radiation Protection Organised?B.1 National Regulations; B.2 Radiation Protection Inside Organisations; B.2.1 Licensing; B.2.2 Bookkeeping ; B.2.3 Instruction and Training; B.2.4 Medical Supervision; B.2.5 Handling of Incidents; B.2.6 Disposing of Radioactive Waste; Appendix C Periodic Table of Elements; Appendix D Further Reading; Glossary; Inde\x
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1 online resource (248 pages)
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online
Isbn
9783319423302
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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SpringerLink
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10.1007/978-3-319-42330-2
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962452418
  • (OCoLC)ocn962452418
Label
Radioactivity and Radiation : What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-42330-2
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disclaimer; Preface; Contents; 1 Why Should I Read This Book?; 2 What Are Radioactivity and Radiation?; 2.1 Radioactivity; 2.2 Activity and Half-Life; 2.3 Radiation Doses; 2.3.1 Weighting Factors; 2.3.2 Avoiding Doses; 3 What Does Radiation Do?; 3.1 Interactions of Charged Particles; 3.2 Interactions of Neutrons; 3.3 Interactions of Photons; 4 How Can We Make Radiation?; 4.1 Charged Particle Sources; 4.2 Photon Sources; 4.3 Neutron Sources; 4.4 Cosmic-Ray Sources; 4.5 Medical Applications; 4.6 Radioisotope Batteries; 5 What Are X Rays?; 5.1 Medical X Rays; 5.2 X-Ray Crystallography
  • 5.3 Inspection and Quality Control Systems5.4 X Rays in Art; 5.5 Sources of Unwanted X Rays; 6 Is Radioactivity Everywhere?; 6.1 Cosmic Rays; 6.2 Terrestrial Radiation; 6.3 Incorporation of Radioisotopes; 6.4 Radiation Exposures from Technical Installations; 6.5 Specific Environmental Exposures; 6.5.1 Exposures from Air Travel; 6.5.2 Exposures from Smoking; 6.5.3 Exposures from Water; 6.5.4 Questionable Applications in Medicine; 7 What Does Radiation Do to Us?; 7.1 Radiosensitivity; 7.2 Decorporation; 7.3 Non-Human Organisms; 7.4 Radiation-Absorbing Fungi; 7.5 Radiation Risk Factors
  • 7.6 Low Radiation Doses7.7 Eradication of Insect Pests; 7.8 Metabolism of Plutonium; 8 How Can We Use Radioactivity Productively?; 8.1 Nuclear Fission Reactors; 8.2 Fusion Reactors; 8.2.1 Inertial Fusion; 8.2.2 Fusion by Magnetic Confinement; 8.3 The First Nuclear Reactor; 8.4 Natural Nuclear Reactors; 9 How Can We Use Radioactivity Destructively?; 10 What Happens When It Goes Wrong?; 10.1 Smaller-Scale Radiation Incidents; 11 What About Non-Ionising Radiation?; 11.1 Microwaves; 11.2 Ultraviolet Light; 11.3 Lasers; 12 How Can We Stay Safe?; 12.1 Waste Storage; 12.2 Waste Transmutation
  • 12.3 Packaging and Transport12.4 Storage and Security of Radioactive Substances; 12.5 Handling of Unsealed Radioactive Sources; 12.6 Mitigating the Consequences of Accidents; 12.7 Arrangements for Fire Fighting; 12.8 Protection of Air, Water, and Soil; 13 What Have We Learned?; Appendix A How Can We Detect Radiation?; A.1 Ionisation Chambers; A.2 Proportional Counters; A.3 Geiger-Müller Counters; A.4 Solid-State Detectors; A.5 Scintillators; A.6 Neutron Counters; A.7 Personal Dosimeters; A.8 Accident Dosimetry; A.9 Overview of Radiation Detector Types
  • Appendix B How is Radiation Protection Organised?B.1 National Regulations; B.2 Radiation Protection Inside Organisations; B.2.1 Licensing; B.2.2 Bookkeeping ; B.2.3 Instruction and Training; B.2.4 Medical Supervision; B.2.5 Handling of Incidents; B.2.6 Disposing of Radioactive Waste; Appendix C Periodic Table of Elements; Appendix D Further Reading; Glossary; Inde\x
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319423302
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-42330-2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962452418
  • (OCoLC)ocn962452418

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