Electrons are point particles with a small mass and a charge of -1. Their charge means they interact with most other charged particles they encounter, whether they be electrons or nucleus of an atom.
Electron interactions are essential for generation of modern x-ray beams, as well as for the special dose distribution seen in tissue when using electron beams for treatment.
1: Radiation and Interactions With Matter
- 1.1: Structure of Matter
- 1.2: Electron Interactions
- 1.3 - Photon Interactions
- 1.4 - Photon Attenuation
- 1.5 - Photon Generation