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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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