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  1. the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay

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Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

Alpha ray. alpha particle; — alpha ray. alpha particle treatment; – cyclotron- treated diamonds, cyclotroned diamonds. alpha quartz; the polymorph of quartz that is stable below 573°C, which has formed in veins, geodes and large pegmatite's.

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

alpha particle ("alpha ray"). apositively ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

An alpha ray is a stream of alpha particles. An alpha particle consists of two protons and two neutrons bound together into a particle identical to a helium nucleus. It is radioactive and is produced in the process of alpha decay. Alpha particles ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

alpha radiation (alpha ray) : The most easily-absorbable type of radiation: it consists of ...

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

Alpha particles (also called alpha rays) are emitted by radium and other heavy elements, and are readily absorbed by a few sheets of paper. alpha radiation, alpha ray see ALPHA PARTICLE. alphatron An ionization gauge that employs alpha ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2010)

by Sanjay Yadav

alpha ray a stream of alpha particles, less penetrating than a beta ray. alpha-naphthol test [after the Austrian chemist H. Molisch (1856–1937), who devised ...

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

alpha ray (radiology) An alternative term for ALPHA RADIATION. alpha rhythm (physiology) Pattern of ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

alpha particle (also alpha ray) n. Physics a helium nucleus, especially as given out by some radioactive substances. alpine adj. 1 relating to or found on high mountains .

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