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Acronym for kinetic energy released in a material.
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(kĕr′mă) [Acronym fr. kinetic energy released in matter]
The kinetic energy transferred to charged particles by indirectly ionizing radiation per mass matter. It is expressed in units of J/kg (grays).

air kerma

The kerma in an air mass, measured in grays.
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There was also a statistically significant difference in air kerma between the various phases, [chi square] (2) = 89.606, p < 0.0001.
The information about the flux density of thermal neutrons designated for different distances between the source and the detector and a flux to kerma conversion coefficient was used, which allowed for the determination of dose values used in respect of exposed detectors.
Since the incident air kerma to be measured is generally only slightly higher than background levels, the standards and guidance documents in Table 1 generally recommend, for sensitivity, using a largevolume, free-air (thin-walled) ionization chamber (IC) with a high-quality electrometer with 0.1 pC resolution for the charge collection.
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(7) The measurement of these dose quantities can be achieved by direct measurements using thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs), indirect measurement of physical test phantoms (8) and kerma area product (KAP) meters.
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