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Ionizing Radiation Measurement

Ahmed M. Maghraby

National Institute of Standards


radiation units radiation dosimetry theories radiation exposure radiation protection radiation quality factor TLD; ion chamber EPR Sodium Iodide Germanium detector Geiger tube Scintillation detector Thermoluminescence

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This book describes basics and advanced techniques and methods in ionizing radiation measurements. Ionizing radiation includes all types of radiation: electromagnetic radiation like Gamma radiation and x-rays, and particle radiation including Alpha, Beta, and neutrons, other types of ionizing radiation might be included in this book. Basics of ionizing radiation dosimetry, theories, concepts, and even the units should be highlighted within this book. Techniques, instruments, and methods of radiation detection and measurements are numerous, some are active and others are passive, also, some techniques are old and there are recent ones. All techniques since the discovery of radiation should be described and discussed. This book describes why we should be interested in measuring ionizing radiation and why a lot of effort is paid toward defining the quantity of ionizing radiation with better accuracy and with higher precision. When this branch of science will stop? And up to when the research in radiation dosimetry should continue?

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Ahmed M. Maghraby

National Institute of Standards

Ahmed M. Maghraby graduated from Cairo University, Faculty of Science, Egypt, in 1995 and started his career as a scientist at National Institute of Standards (NIS), Egypt. He received his MSc degree in 1999 and his PhD degree from Cairo University in 2003 for the study on the calibration and cauterization of organic material for use in radiation dosimetry using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). In 1999, he worked as a guest researcher in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland, USA, and as a visiting scientist in Dartmouth College (EPR center of viable system) in New Hampshire, USA, in 2008. Also he has worked as a guest researcher in The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany’s national metrology institute, in 2006. He has led and participated in several international research projects on radiation measurements. His research interest is the ionizing radiation metrology, especially ionization chambers, EPR, and thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD). He is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and has supervised a number of master and PhD theses. Now he is the Vice president of the national Physics Committee in Egypt.

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