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|Unit system||SI derived unit|
|Unit of||Health effect of ionizing radiation (Equivalent dose)|
|Named after||Rolf Maximilian Sievert|
|1 Sv in ...||... is equal to ...|
|SI base units||m2⋅s−2|
|Energy absorbed by mass||J⋅kg−1|
|CGS units (non-SI)||100 rem|
The Sievert, abbreviated Sv is the SI unit to measure the equivalent dose of ionizing radiation. It looks at how an organism reacts to a given dose. This is different from measuring the total absorbed dose, which is done in gray. It is named after Rolf Sievert, a Swedish physicist and doctor, who did research on how radiation affects organisms.
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Comparison of radiation doses - includes the amount detected on the trip from Earth to Mars by the RAD on the MSL (2011–2013).
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