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absorption coefficient
A measure of the attenuation caused by absorption of energy that results from its passage through a medium. [After 2196] Note 1: Absorption coefficients are usually expressed in units of reciprocal distance. Note 2: The sum of the absorption coefficient and the scattering coefficient is the attenuation coefficient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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