In 1963, this paper was written about the effects of radiation on solar panels. The paper states that:
When electrons at energies greater than 145 KeV and protons at energies greater than 98eV bombard a silicon crystal, they can displace an atom from the crystal lattice, producing a lattice vacancy and a recoil atom which comes to rest as an interstitial atom.
However, the resting energies of electrons and protons are far greater than this, at roughly 511 KeV and 938 MeV respectively. I concluded that the paper was referring to kinetic energy rather than total energy, and adjusted my calculations based on this conjecture.
So: Was I correct to assume that the paper referred to kinetic energy, or was it instead some other measure of the particles' energy?
More generally, is there a standard meaning for a particle's "energy" when referring to such particles moving at relativistic speeds?