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(physics) The amount of energy imparted by nuclear (ionizing) radiation to unit mass of absorbing material. The unit is the rad.
Historically the unit was the rad derived from " radiation absorbed dose " .
The primary standard used for this service is a graphite calorimeter and so absorbed dose calibrations must be converted from graphite to water.
The dosimetric characteristics of the chosen chamber have been assessed by comparison with absorbed dose measurements made using chemical dosimeters.
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