Gray (Gy) is the derived SI unit for absorbed dose, specific energy and kerma (kinetic energy in matter). This unit was named after the English physicist and radiologist Louis Harold Gray. 1 Gray is the dose of energy absorbed by a homogeneously distributed material with a mass of 1 kilogram when exposed to ionising radiation bearing 1 joule of energy. 1 Gy = 1 J/kg
SEE ALSO Louis Harold Gray Louis Harold Gray (10 November 1905 - 9 July 1965) was a British physicist who worked mainly on the effects of radiation on biological systems, inventing the field of radiobiology as he went. ...
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