particulate radiation

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Noun1.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)
alpha radiation, alpha ray - the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
beta radiation, beta ray, electron radiation - radiation of beta particles during radioactive decay
neutron radiation - radiation of neutrons (as by a neutron bomb)
radioactivity, radiation - the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
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Beta radiation is a particulate radiation consisting of high-speed electrons, which are rapidly attenuated by biological tissues (2 MeV beta particles have a range of only 1cm in water) (LOMMATZSCH, 1977; REBHUN, 1990; KIRWAN et al., 2003; DONALDSON et al., 2006).
The Earth's magnetic field plays a crucial role in supporting life on the planet, shielding the atmosphere from particulate radiation from the sun.

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