Provides a working reference for scientists and engineers in industry, educational institutions, and laboratories, offering ready access to up-to-date, practical dataDiscusses the fundamental physics pertinent to the subject to make numerical values understandable both for specialists and nonspecialistsEmphasizes photons and electrons, describing the physical processes controlling their behavior in matterPresents useful graphs, showing dependencies over a wide range of the independent variable(s) and allowing quick approximations of a quantityIncludes numerical data on the accompanying CD-ROM Identifying where to access data, extracting a needed subset from available resources, and knowing how to interpret the format in which it is presented can be time-consuming tasks for professional scientists and engineers, such as solid-state physicists and electronic engineers. An Introduction to the Passage of Energetic Particles through Matter collects all of this information and provides a background on physics to make specialists and nonspecialists alike understand where the data originated and be comfortable with applying the data.Making modern data more accessible, this book presents useful material on the interactions of energetic particles, including photons, electrons, protons, and alpha particles. It discusses the conversion of a photon flux to an electron flux via photo-electric, Compton, and pair-production interactions (the "1% rule") as well as the conversion of an electron flux to a flux of photons via Bremsstrahlung. It also presents numerous quantities involving radiation interacting with matter that are of interest in various applications, such as photon build-up, stopping power, cross sections, and angular distributions. Throughout the book, the author uses graphs to illustrate the material, and the accompanying CD-ROM includes full datasets.An Introduction to the Passage of Energetic Particles through Matter offers a comprehensive foundation of matter that are of prime importance in many areas of applied physics, including radiation science and technology, health physics, nuclear and particle physics, accelerator physics, materials science, and space technology.