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Sievert

R.M. Sievert
R.M. Sievert

The sievert (Sv) is the unit of effective dose (E) and equivalent dose (H). The unit is named after the Swedish medical physicist Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896 – 1966).

The sievert is also used as unit for the derived quantities ambient dose equivalent, collective effective dose, committed effective dose, committed equivalent dose, directional dose equivalent, and personal dose equivalent.

1 Sv = 1 joule per kilogram (J/kg)

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