He created his own agency, gamma, in 1966, though he later left to join Magnum.
But their tests were for gamma, not alpha, radiation, so they naturally would have missed any polonium diagnosis.
Only gamma rays can do it, since all other forms of light are too low-energy.
third letter of the Greek alphabet, c.1400, from Greek gamma, from Phoenician gimel, literally "camel" (see camel); so called for a fancied resemblance of its shape to some part of a camel. Gamma rays (1903) originally were thought to be a third type of radiation, now known to be identical with very short X-rays.
gamma gam·ma (gām'ə)
Symbol γ The third letter of the Greek alphabet.
The third item in a series or system of classification.
The third position from a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a radical may be substituted.
A unit of magnetic field strength equal to one hundred thousandth (10-5) of an oersted.
A unit of mass equal to one millionth (10-6) of a gram.
Relating to or being the atom or radical group that is in the third position relative to the functional group of atoms in an organic molecule.
Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains that may be present in immunoglobins.
1. A language for matrices and generation of mathematical programming reports.
["GAMMA 3.3 for MPS/MPSX, IBM System:/360", Bonnor & Moore Assocs (Mar 1975)].
2. A high-level parallel language.
[Research Directions in High-Level Parallel Languages, LeMetayer ed, Springer 1992].