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Electron Penetration

  1. Nov 21, 2003 #1
    Depending on energy, how far will an Electron penetrate a block of acrylic? If you have any clue or where I could begin to formulate the equation thank you.
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  3. Nov 21, 2003 #2


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    Well, I'd imagine that you'd need the ionisation
    cross-section and the density of the material.
    Or, for a full solution, some very complicated, abviously
    energy dependent, solution of the wave equation.

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  4. Nov 21, 2003 #3


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    Try a google for "depth dose".
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