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The unit of stopping power is given as

*Mev/cm*in many sources. It is easy to comprehend this unit.The mass stopping power, which is the total energy lost per path length by a charged particle, is defined as the division of

*MeV/cm*to the density of investigated material,

*g/cm*, and unit of mass stopping power is

^{3}*MeVcm*. This unit is also logic due to the addition of the density parameter of the material.

^{2}/gThe range of a charged particle is obtained by an integration operation related to the stopping power so the unit of range will be

*cm*when

*MeV/cm*is adopted, and will be

*g/cm*when

^{2}*MeVcm*is adopted.

^{2}/gI am trying to compare the calculation results of stopping power and range data obtained for a number of elements and composites where I got the results in both unit sets as;

i.

*Mev/cm*for the stopping power and

*cm*for the range

ii.

*MeVcm*for the stopping power and

^{2}/g*g/cm*for the range

^{2}I would like to express the stopping power in the units of

*MeVcm*since the density effect is important regarding the materials studies and the range in the units of

^{2}/g*cm*since I would like to express this phenomena as lenght to make it more understandable.

The problem arise here. The high stopping power should result less particle range and vice versa. If the unit of

*MeVcm*is used for the stopping power, which takes account the density of the material, and

^{2}/g*cm*for the range, which does not takes account the density of the material, "high stopping power should result less particle range and vice versa" situation is disappearing. Also, due to the density effect I suppose, the material with the highest stopping power and the particle with the highest range differs when using different unit sets.

So, what are your comments? Which unit set is more useful, sensitive and logic when comparing different charged particle ranges in various materials and those materials stopping power? What should I do?

Please do add your valuable comments and share your knowledge.

Best regards,

p.