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Kerma

(kĕr'ma),
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KERMA

(kĕr'mă)
Acronym for kinetic energy released in a material.
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kerma

(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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