alpha ray


alpha ray
noun
the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
Syn: ↑alpha radiation

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noun
1. : an alpha particle moving at high speed (as in radioactive emission)
2. or alpha radiation : a stream of alpha particles

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Physics.
a stream of alpha particles. Also called alpha radiation.
[1900-05]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • alpha ray — /ˈælfə reɪ/ (say alfuh ray) noun a stream of alpha particles …   Australian English dictionary

  • alpha ray — Physics. a stream of alpha particles. Also called alpha radiation. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • alpha ray — noun see alpha particle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alpha ray — noun A stream of alpha particles …   Wiktionary

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