About the book
High energy radiation has been widely studied in a broad range of applications in life science and industry. It has also been an important tool in numerous research fields. The aim of this book is to provide the reader with an overview of the sources of high energy radiation, their productions and applications. It will feature comprehensive reviews on popular techniques in research and applications and focus on the latest developments in each field. The topics of the book will cover production of high energy radiation including gamma rays, x-rays and high energy particles using accelerators or nuclear reactions, applications of high energy radiation in materials science, nuclear science as well as medicine, life science and industry. The book intends to present the latest developments and the current state-of-the art in production, instrumentation and applications of gamma rays, high energy x-rays, ion beams and neutrons. It will hopefully be of interest to novices and experts in the area of high energy radiation as it will address the real obstacles to state of the art applications, and should help define future research directions.