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brems·strah·lung

 (brĕm′shträ′ləng)
n.
The electromagnetic radiation produced by the acceleration of an electrically charged particle, as when an electron is deflected in the electric field of an atom or molecule.

[German : Bremse, brake (from Middle Low German premse, from pramen, to press) + Strahlung, radiation (from strahlen, to radiate, from Strahl, ray, from Middle High German strāle, from Old High German strāla, arrow, stripe; see ster- in Indo-European roots).]
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bremsstrahlung

(ˈbrɛmzˌʃtrɑːləŋ)
n
(Atomic Physics) the radiation produced when an electrically charged particle, esp an electron, is slowed down by the electric field of an atomic nucleus or an atomic ion
[C20: German: braking radiation]
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brems•strah•lung

(ˈbrɛmˌʃtrɑ ləŋ)

n.
radiation, esp. x-rays, emitted by an accelerating or decelerating charged particle.
[1940–45; < German, =Brems(e) brake + Strahlung radiation]
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They concluded that it emits X-rays through a process known as thermal bremsstrahlung. This process generates radiation when positively charged ions deflect free electrons that whiz by.
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