alpha ray


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alpha ray

n.
1. A rapidly moving alpha particle.
2. A narrow beam of such particles.

alpha ray

n
(General Physics) ionizing radiation consisting of a stream of alpha particles

al′pha ray`


n.
a stream of alpha particles. Also called al′pha radia`tion.
[1900–05]

alpha ray

A stream of alpha particles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alpha ray - the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decayalpha ray - 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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