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A narrow beam containing 5000 monoenergetic photons is reduced to 2500 photons by a slab of copper 1 cm thick.

  1. What is the total linear attenuation coefficient, u, of the copper slab for these photons?
  2. What is the half-value layer, HVL, thickness?
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