mass attenuation coefficient


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mass attenuation coefficient

The measure of a chemical species’ or other substance’s ability to absorb or scatter electromagnetic radiation in any form (e.g., light, sound, X-rays, etc.) per unit of mass.
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Although the mass attenuation coefficient should theoretically be a constant material property, the calibrations yielded slightly different values for each radiation source.
After studying the ratios 50/25/25, 25/25/50, and 10/10/80 for cellulose/hemicellulose/lignin, Lindgren (1991) found that the average value of the mass attenuation coefficient was 0.
Hubbell, Tables and Graphs of Photon Mass Attenuation Coefficients and Mass Energy-Absorption Coefficients for Photon Energies 1 keV to 20 MeV for Elements Z = 1 to 92 and Some Dosimetric Materials, Publication of the Japanese Society of Radiological Technology, ISSN 1340-7716 (1995); also as J.