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Definition of the noun alpha radiation

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  1. the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of alpha radiation: alpha ray
    • more generic terms: ionizing radiation = high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes; corpuscular radiation / particulate radiation = a stream of atomic or subatomic particles that may be charged positively (e.g. alpha particles) or negatively (e.g. beta particles) or not at all

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Google previewDictionary of Physics (2014)

by Michael Chapple

alpha radiation The work involved three distinct stages. Stage 1. Having discovered that alpha particles passed freely through thin metal sheets, Geiger and Marsden checked the possibility of reflection; they found that a tiny fraction of the ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Physics

by Blackie

Alpha particle (alpha radiation, alpha ray): A positively charged particle (a Helium -4 nucleus) made up of two neutrons and two protons. It is the least penetrating of the three common forms of radiation, being stopped by a sheet of paper.

Google previewKnowledge Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

PoSItively charged alpha particle Alpha radiation The slowest and heaviest forms of radioactivity are called alpha particles. Each alpha particle has two protons and two neutrons (the same as the nucleus of a helium atom). Negatively charged ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

Alpha radiation can be deflected in electromagnetic fields. alpha thalassemia 25 Alport's syndrome alpha thalassemia : One of.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Alpha radiation – the emission of an alpha particle (which contains 2 protons and 2 neutrons) from an atomic nucleus. When this occurs, the atom's atomic mass will decrease by 4 units and atomic number will decrease by 2. 2. Beta radiation ...

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (2002)

by Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil

(See alpha radiation, beta radiation, ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

alpha radiation; — alpha ray. 9-ray; a less-preferred synonym for alpha particle. -> Alpha ray. alpha ray; a less-preferred synonym for alpha particle. A positively charged particle emitted by certain radioactive materials ...

Google previewThe Fertilizer Encyclopedia (2009)

by Vasant Gowariker, V. N. Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Manik Dhanorkar, Kalyani Paranjape

Alpha radiation A current of ot-particles emitted from nuclei of ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science (2007)

by Bruce C. Wyman, L. Harold Stevenson

alpha radiation See alpha particle. alpine tundra ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1988)

by Malcolm Slesser

DB alpha radiation. A form of *ionizing radiation that is comprised of *alpha particles and is emitted by a certain class of radioactive substances called alpha emitters. Alpha radiation can penetrate a few centimetres of air but is stopped by a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

alpha radiation Emission of *alpha particles from a material that is ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

alpha radiation A stream of alpha particles. alpha ray A strongly ionizing and weakly penetrating radiation stream of fast-moving ...

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Small photo of Two men in protective gear cleaning up after chemical disaster. The inflatable gear also protects against contamination with radioactive particles, Alpha radiation and partially Beta radiation.Small photo of Two men in protective gear cleaning up after chemical or radiation accident. The gear protects against contamination with radioactive particles, Alpha radiation and partially Beta radiation. More...

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