The reduction of a @[email protected] quantity upon passage of radiation through matter resulting from interactions of the radiation with the matter it traverses.
Source: PAC, 1982, 54, 1533. (Glossary of terms used in nuclear analytical chemistry (Provisional)) on page 1536 [Terms] [Paper]
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