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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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g] that was between those of two polyester components on EB irradiation irrespective of dose rate.
TABLE 1: Changing the PCB to focal point distance affects the dose rate that the sample receives.
Ten measurements each were made at 4 [degrees]C and 21 [degrees]C using dose rates of 2.
Eight replicate specimens were evaluated at each combination of irradiation dose rate and total dosage.
From the results it can be concluded that the total effective dose rate is less than 1 mSv per year in dwellings constructed from the building materials measured in the course of the present study.
The aim of the work is to evaluate the exposure dose rate of reference biota of the Ignalina NPP cooling basis--Lake Druksiai (within the range of ERICA computer code valid in the European Union) by applying probabilistic methods based on experimental data accumulated during 1989-2003 and taking into account ecotoxicologic investigation of Lake Druksiai water and bottom sediments.
Using these values and the radioisotope concentrations listed in Table 1, ROSY software was used for obtaining the alpha, beta and gamma radiation dose rate contribution for each radioisotope in sediment (the results are listed in Table 2).
Suppression of carcinogenic processes in mice by chronic low dose rate gamma-irradiation.
These reported values will be a common conversion factor for indoor external dose rate for our local mud housed if verified by other authors.
The monitoring of MEXT also includes: measurement of ambient dose rates in air above the sea; analysis of ambient dust above the sea; analysis of surface samples of sea water; and analysis of samples of sea water collected at 10 m above the sea bottom and in a mid-layer, as well as at several locations for sediments.
Suppression of carcinogenic process in mice by chronic low dose rate gamma-irradiation.
The [Gamma] dose rate from the decay of radio-nuclides in the 238U and 232Th chains, and 40K, was determined using a portable [Gamma]-ray spectrometer and high-resolution [Gamma]-ray spectrometry (Murray et al.