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Definition of the noun alpha ray
What does alpha ray 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 ray: alpha radiation
- 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 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.
by Robert Alan Lewis
alpha particle ("alpha ray"). apositively ...
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.
Encyclopedia 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 ...
by S. Choudhary
alpha radiation (alpha ray) : The most easily-absorbable type of radiation: it consists of ...
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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
by Peter J. Gosling
alpha ray (radiology) An alternative term for ALPHA RADIATION. alpha rhythm (physiology) Pattern of ...
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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