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Stopping power

The quantity stopping power (S) describes the release of energy (E) per meter (m). Instead of the linear stopping power (in MeV per m), often the mass stopping power S/ρ (in MeV per kg/m2) is given. Here, ρ is the density (in kg/m3) of the material.

The quantity is related to radiation weighting factor (wR).

Related quantities:

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