ionizing radiation(redirected from Atomic radiation)
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High-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes. It includes nonparticulate radiation, such as x-rays, and radiation produced by energetic charged particles, such as alpha and beta rays, and by neutrons, as from a nuclear reaction.
(General Physics) electromagnetic or corpuscular radiation that is able to cause ionization
any radiation, as a stream of alpha particles or x-rays, that produces ionization as it passes through a medium.
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|Noun||1.||ionizing radiation - high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes|
cosmic ray - highly penetrating ionizing radiation of extraterrestrial origin; consisting chiefly of protons and alpha particles; collision with atmospheric particles results in rays and particles of many kinds
neutron radiation - radiation of neutrons (as by a neutron bomb)
radiation - energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
n. radiación por ionización.