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Term: absorbed dose
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Symbol: D
Definition: the quotient of d ε MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagCart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHXgaruavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGeaGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaqFn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpeWZqaaeaaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaabsgacuaH1oqzgaqeaaaa@37F4@ by dm, where d ε MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagCart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHXgaruavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGeaGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaqFn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpeWZqaaeaaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaabsgacuaH1oqzgaqeaaaa@37F4@ is the mean energy imparted by ionizing radiation to matter of mass dm

D= d ε dm MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagCart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHXgaruavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGeaGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaqFn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpeWZqaaeaaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadseacqGH9aqpdaWcaaqaaiaabsgacuaH1oqzgaqeaaqaaiaabsgacaWGTbaaaaaa@3BAC@

NOTE – The SI unit of absorbed dose is joule per kilogram, whose special name is gray (Gy). The earlier special unit of absorbed dose, still in temporary use, was the rad.

1 Gy = 1 J kg−1 = 100 rad


Publication date:1983-01
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