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Definition of the noun alpha radiation
What does alpha radiation mean as a name of something?
- 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
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alpha Radiation
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Dictionary 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 ...
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.
Knowledge Encyclopedia (2013)
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 ...
by S. Choudhary
Alpha radiation can be deflected in electromagnetic fields. alpha thalassemia 25 Alport's syndrome alpha thalassemia : One of.
Encyclopedia 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 ...
by Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil
(See alpha radiation, beta radiation, ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
by Bruce C. Wyman, L. Harold Stevenson
alpha radiation See alpha particle. alpine tundra ...
Dictionary 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 ...
by Chris Park, Michael Allaby
alpha radiation Emission of *alpha particles from a material that is ...
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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- Diffiniad Clou Ymbelydredd Alffa - Quick Definition of Alpha Radiation
Alpha radiation is the release of an alpha particle from a nucleus. An alpha particle is the nucleus of a helium atom, two protons and two neutrons.
- Alpha radiation Meaning
Video shows what alpha radiation means. The radiation of alpha particles as a result of radioactive decay.. Alpha radiation Meaning. How to pronounce ...
- Emma and Becky's alpha radiation description
A good introduction to Alpha particles...looking forward to Beta and Gamma!
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