Physics:Continuous slowing down approximation range

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The CSDA range is a very close approximation to the average distance traveled by a charged particle as it slows down to rest, calculated in the continuous-slowing-down approximation. In this approximation, the rate of energy loss at every point along the track is assumed to be equal to the same as the total stopping power. Energy-loss fluctuations are neglected. The CSDA range is obtained by integrating the reciprocal of the total stopping power with respect to energy.[1]


Further reading

  • Bichsel, H., Straggling in thin silicon detectors, Rev. Mod. Phys. 60, 3, 663 - 669, 1988
  • Carron, N. J. (2007). An Introduction to the Passage of Energetic Particles through Matter. CRC Press, Tayler & Francis Group. ISBN 978-0-7503-0935-6.