Tables and graphs of the photon mass attenuation coefficient and the mass energy-absorption coefficient are presented for all of the elements Z = 1 to 92, and for 48 compounds and mixtures of radiological interest. The tables cover energies of the photon (x-ray, gamma ray, bremsstrahlung) from 1 keV to 20 MeV.

A web database is provided which can be used to calculate photon cross sections for scattering, photoelectric absorption and pair production, as well as total attenuation coefficients, for any element, compound or mixture (Z <= 100) at energies from 1 keV to 100 GeV.

The following Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data articles may also be of interest: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these articles. (7 articles(s) found)

A Review, Bibliography, and Tabulation of K, L, and Higher Atomic Shell X-Ray Fluorescence Yields J. H. Hubbell, P. N. Trehan, Nirmal Singh, B. Chand, D. Mehta, M. L. Garg, R. R. Garg, Surinder Singh, S. Puri JPCRD23(2) pp. 339-364 (1994) Full Text: PDF

Atomic Form Factors, Incoherent Scattering Functions, and Photon Scattering Cross Sections J. H. Hubbell, Wm. J. Veigele, E. A. Briggs, R. T. Brown, D. T. Cromer, R. J. Howerton JPCRD4(3) pp. 471-538 (1975) Full Text: PDF

Detailed Tabulation of Atomic Form Factors, Photoelectric Absorption and Scattering Cross Section, and Mass Attenuation Coefficients in the Vicinity of Absorption Edges in the Soft X-Ray (Z=3-36, Z=60 C. T. Chantler JPCRD29(4) pp. 597-1048 (2000) Abstract

Erratum: A Review, Bibliography, and Tabulation of K, L, and Higher Atomic Shell X-Ray Fluorescence Yields J. H. Hubbell, P. N. Trehan, Nirmal Singh, B. Chand, D. Mehta, M. L. Garg, R. R. Garg, Surinder Singh, S. Puri JPCRD33(2) pp. 621-621 (2004) Abstract

Pair, Triplet, and Total Atomic Cross Sections (and Mass Attenuation Coefficients) for 1 MeV-100 GeV Photons in Elements Z=1 to 100 J. H. Hubbell, H. A. Gimm, I. Overbo JPCRD9(4) pp. 1023-1147 (1980) Full Text: PDF

Relativistic Atomic Form Factors and Photon Coherent Scattering Cross Sections J. H. Hubbell, I. Overbo JPCRD8(1) pp. 69-105 (1979) Full Text: PDF

Small-Angle Rayleigh Scattering of Photons at High Energies: Tabulations of Relativistic HFS Modified Atomic Form Factors D. Schaupp, M. Schumacher, F. Smend, P. Rullhusen, J. H. Hubbell JPCRD12(3) pp. 467-512 (1983) Full Text: PDF

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