A Closer Look at Gamma Rays


V. P. Singh, PhD (Editor)
Department of Physics, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India

Kulwinder Singh Mann, PhD (Editor)
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, D.A.V College Bathinda, India

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI055000

In this book, authors present current research, studies and technologies to look deeper into gamma rays. The chapters discussed in this book are useful for shielding and dosimetric application for gamma rays in science and engineering. This book focuses on knowledge about production, absorption and measurement of gamma rays, geological objects and gamma radiation, interaction parameters for shielding and dosimetric interest, induced gamma rays, shielding materials, back scattering and various applications.

The book demonstrates the theoretical, experimental and simulation for interaction of gamma rays with different types of materials. A thorough description of gamma rays interaction, application of interaction parameters, shielding assessment and dosimetric applications are seen throughout the chapters. Summarized highlights are depicted in each chapter for further utilization of knowledge. This book is an excellent learning tool for the radiation physics scientific community. It can also be used as a self-learning book to understand gamma rays. This book is a collection of investigations for students, researchers and scientists working in the field of radiation physics.

Authors of respective chapters are solely responsible for plagiarism of content in their chapters, and regarding the permissions for the previously published work (text and diagrams).

The journey of writing the book could only be completed with the strong support of editor’s organizations, family members and authors. Authors have participated by sharing research work in the form of chapters. A collection of suitable chapters forms the present book.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Gamma-Rays: Production, Absorption and Measurement
(Kanishka Rawat, Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 2. Gamma Radiation and Geological Objects
(Carlos Alves and Jorge Sanjurjo-Sánchez, LandS/Lab2PT and Earth Sciences Department/School of Sciences, University of Minho, Portugal, and University of A Coruña, Spain)

Chapter 3. Advanced Gamma Ray Transport by Monte Carlo Simulation
(Majdi I. Radaideh and Ibrahim Jarrah, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, US)

Chapter 4. Induced Gamma-Rays as an Analytical Tool
(H.R. Vega-Carrillo, M.G. García-Reyna, C.O. Torres-Cortes, M.R. Martinez-Blanco, J.M. Ortiz-Rodriguez, A. Baltazar-Raigosa, R. Khabaz, A.M. El-Khayatt and V.P. Singh, Nuclear Studies Academic Unit, University Autonomous of Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 5. Characterization of Gamma Photon Shielding Features of Cerium Doped Zirconite Glass-Ceramics
(Esra Kavaz and Ufuk Perişanoğlu, Department of Physics, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey)

Chapter 6. Natural and Artificial Materials, as ᵞ-Ray Shielding
(Hector Rene Vega-Carrillo, Claudia A.Marquez-Mata, J. Rafael Molina Contreras, Hector A. de Leon-Martinez, Luis Alberto Escalera, Christian Hernandez, Jose A. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Arturo Agustin Ortiz-Hernandez, Eduardo Gallego, Alfredo Lorente and V.P. Singh, Nuclear Studies Academic Unit, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 7. Improvement of Dose Distribution Uniformity in Potatoes Treated by Gamma Radiation
(Khaled Farah, Faouzi Hosni, Florent Kuntz and Andras Kovacs, Université de Sousse, Institut Supérieur du Transport et de la Logistique, de Sousse, Tunisia, Study of Photon Interaction Parameters of Dosimetric Interest

Chapter 8. Study of Photon Interaction Parameters of Dosimetric Interest
(H.C. Manjunatha, and K.N. Sridhar, Department of Physics, Government College for Women, Kolar, Karnataka, India, and others)

Chapter 9. Recent Trends in Gamma Rays
(Dr. S. D. Raut and Dr. R. S. Mane, School of Physical Sciences, S. R. T. M. University, Nanded, India)


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