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Louis Harold Gray

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Louis Harold Gray FRS (10 November 1905 – 9 July 1965) was an English physicist who worked mainly on the effects of radiation on biological systems. He was one of the earliest contributors of the field of radiobiology A summary of his work is given below. Amongst many other achievements, he defined a unit of radiation dosage (absorbed dose) which was later named after him as an SI unit, the gray. Career
  • 1933 - Hospital physicist at Mount Vernon Hospital, London
  • 1936 - Developed the Bragg–Gray equation, the basis for the cavity ionization method of measuring gamma-ray energy absorption by materials
  • 1937 - Built an early neutron generator at Mount Vernon Hospital
  • 1938 - Studied biological effects of neutrons using the generator
  • 1940 - Developed concept of RBE (Relative Biological Effectiveness) of doses of neutrons
  • 1952 - Initiated research into cells in hypoxic tumors and hyperbaric oxygen
  • 1953 - Oliver Scott established the British Empire Cancer Campaign Resea
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