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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
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by Joseph Segen
Alpha radiation 2 protons and 2 neutrons, eg plutonium, radon; alpha radiation travels 15 cm in air and is stopped by a piece of paper; proven role in soft tissue malignancy–see Radium Dial company, relationship with epithelial malignancy is ...
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 ...
Dictionary of Ecodesign (2010)
An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo
The greatest exposure to alpha radiation for average citizens comes from the inhalation of radon, a radioactive gas formed in the decay of uranium. Radon is an air pollutant that can accumulate in buildings and is known to be carcinogenic.
by Michael Allaby, Chris Park
alpha radiation Emission of *alpha particles from a material that is ...
Economics, Science and Policy by R. Quentin Grafton, Harry W. Nelson, N. Ross Lambie, Paul R. Wyrwoll
alpha radiation. The least dangerous form of the three main types of nuclear radiation. It consists of a stream of alpha particles released from radioactive ...
by C. C. Lee
An alpha radiation can be stopped by a sheet of paper or outer dead layer of skin (EPA88/O8a). (3) See radiation for more related terms. Alpha ray: A radioactive stream of alpha particle. Alpha TNT: A symmetrical isomer form, 2, 4, 6-TNT, ...
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 ...
An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings
The Alpha radiation seems to be particulate in nature and radiation of this type seems to follow all the laws that would apply to small particles being sprayed off a given surface. These particles may be known to be bombarded by other moving ...
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 James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera
Alpha radiation is composed of heavy, energetic, highly charged particles that interact strongly with surrounding matter. Consequently, alpha radiation is quickly attenuated by surrounding material and has very short ranges. Therefore ...
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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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