alpha emitter


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alpha emitter

n
(General Physics) a radioactive isotope that emits alpha particles
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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 [.
Technologies resulting from RAMP research include superconducting materials that can be incorporated into batteries to increase their useful energy significantly and thus extend their life; alpha emitter batteries that can provide required energy output for years instead of hours or days; and antimatter that has the potential to deliver all the energy required to move, shoot, and communicate for the life of a combat system.
The type of plutonium in the bottle - known as Pu-239 - is a so-called alpha emitter.
Fisher of PNNL finally constructed a cage for the alpha emitter radium-223, a decay product of actinium-227.
Although DU is a weak alpha emitter, the bystander effect--in which untargeted cells surrounding an irradiated cell show damage similar to that of the target cell--may also be part of DU's effects.