Alpha-ray

alpha ray

noun Physics.
a stream of alpha particles.
Also called alpha radiation.


Origin:
1900–05

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alpha ray
 
n
ionizing radiation consisting of a stream of alpha particles

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alpha ray n.
A stream of alpha particles or a single high-speed alpha particle.

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alpha ray  
A stream of alpha particles.
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