alpha radiation


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alpha radiation

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(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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Fifteen years ago, Professors Yona Keisari and Itzhak Kelson of Tel Aviv University discovered a way to use alpha radiation to zap tumors.
They relied on a few samples from 2009 which were never analysed for hot-particle alpha radiation. Yet hot-particles could be so damaging if inhaled or ingested.
They relied on a few samples from 2009 which were never analysed for hot-particle alpha radiation. Yet hotparticles could be so damaging if inhaled or ingested.
Seo, "Development and characterization of the integrated fiber-optic sensor for remote detection of alpha radiation," Journal of the Korean Physical Society, vol.
Alpha radiation due to the released radon from samples is called alpha index ([I.sub.[alpha]]) which can be calculated from (8), [26].
Jarvis said: "The Innovate UK funding will allow us to develop another detector which will go inside this device to measure alpha radiation. It's an alpha measurement that's not usually used in the nuclear industry and is much more robust.
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.