self-absorption


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self-absorption

Physics the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself

self-absorption

See synchrotron emission.

self-absorption

[¦self əb¦sȯrp·shən]
(nucleonics)
Absorption of ionizing radiation by the material that emits the radiation, thus reducing the radiation level against which further shielding must be provided. Also known as self-shielding.
(spectroscopy)
Reduction of the intensity of the center of an emission line caused by selective absorption by the cooler portions of the source of radiation. Also known as self-reduction; self-reversal.
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