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IEVref:395-01-39ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: quality factor, <for radiation protection purposes>
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Symbol: Q
Definition: factor in the calculation of dose equivalent, by which the absorbed dose is to be weighted in order to account for the varying biological effectiveness of different types of radiation

Note 1 to entry: The dependence of Q on linear energy transfer is specified by the International Commission on Radiation Protection.

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 393-14-77 in IEC 60050-393:2003.


Publication date:2014-03
Source:IEC 60050-881:1983, 881-14-03, modified; ISO 921:1997, definition 950, modified
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