stray radiation


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The other major sources of stray radiation from conventional electron linear accelerators are the bending magnet that is used for energy selection and control, and the variable collimators that are used to both define the field size as well as help in flattening the treatment beam.
However, this adds additional complications to EDS analysis; with the presence of an atmosphere, beam scatter is more prevalent thereby decreasing count rates and increasing the possibility of stray radiation from other regions of the sample and the microscope itself.
East Windsor, CT, wanted for years to get the lead out of their X-ray tube shield, a relatively thin-walled cylinder that plays a major part in concentrating X-rays and shielding personnel from stray radiation.
This input geometry minimizes the stray radiation at the front of the radiometer.
If the metals escape from their molecular capsules before they arrive at their targets, the stray radiation can damage normal tissue.
Approaches to the minimization of stray radiation include controlling the beamwidth by use of laser radiation which exhibits minimal dispersion and the use of millimeter waves that are strongly absorbed by the atmosphere.