alpha radiation


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alpha radiation

n
(General Physics) alpha particles emitted from a radioactive isotope
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Noun1.alpha radiation - the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decayalpha radiation - the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
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 (e.g. neutrons)
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Contract notice: Detection paths of alpha radiation, Beta radiation and neutrons
It uses the interaction of alpha particles with the nitrogen in the air to form fluorescence, so we measure alpha radiation using light.
The nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals global market by type is segmented into diagnostics which includes SPECT and PET and therapeutics, which include alpha radiation therapy, beta radiation therapy and brachytherapy.
The pathologist agreed there was no precedent for alpha radiation poisoning in this way.
Tests for gamma radiation proved negative and only an "inspired hunch" by a top poison expert made them test for the alpha radiation emitted by polonium-210, which attacked his white blood cells.
The inquiry was told "an inspired hunch" by police led them to bring in atomic scientists who found Litvinenko tested positive for alpha radiation poisoning two days before he died.
The chromosomal damage caused by alpha radiation is on average 20 times greater than that of beta or gamma radiation.
The hydrogen gas illuminated by the quasar emits ultraviolet light known as Lyman alpha radiation.
The substance has been used industrially for its alpha radiation in research and medicine, and as a heating source for space components, but in those forms it is not conducive to easy poisoning.
210]Po is an alpha emitter, toxicological investigations on the cellular and molecular effects of alpha radiation using other alpha emitters likely will also apply to [.
Tel Aviv University Professors Yona Keisari and Itzhak Kelson are about to start clinical trials of a pin-sized radioactive implant that beams short-range alpha radiation from within the tumor.
However, the penetrating ability of alpha radiation is limited; unless inhaled or ingested, alpha particles do not penetrate the human body.