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Gray (unit)

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A gray, (symbol: Gy), is the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation. One gray is the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one kilogram of matter. One gray equals 100 rad, an older unit.

The Gray was defined in 1975 in honor of Louis Harold Gray (1905-1965), who used a similar concept, that amount of neutron radiation which produces an increment of energy in unit volume of tissue equal to the increment of energy produced in unit volume of water by one rntgen of radiation, in 1940.de:Gray es:Gray (unidad radiobiolgica) fr:Gray (unit) it:Gray pl:Grej sl:Gray sr:Греј (јединица) sv:Gray

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