Radiation Safety and the Attenuation of X-Rays by Matter
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Importance of attenuation in lab safety. Calculation of attenuation lengths. Time 6:21.
Attenuation, X-ray, shielding, attenuation length, graphite, multicomponent materials
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Videos 8.1-8.5 discuss two related topics: radiation safety in the laboratory and attenuation of X-rays in solid matter. These videos are independently accessible without viewing those in previous sections. Important caveat: watching these videos is not a substitute for learning and following institutional, state, and national guidelines and regulations for safe handling and operation of radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment.