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bremsstrahlung

[brem-shtrah-luh ng] /ˈbrɛmˌʃtrɑ ləŋ/
noun, Physics.
1.
radiation emitted by a charged particle when accelerating, as x-rays emitted by an electron that is scattered by a nucleus.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < German, equivalent to Brems(e) brake + Strahlung radiation
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  • In addition, bremsstrahlung generated photon beams are also provided by the bombardment of suitable targets.
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bremsstrahlung

/ˈbrɛmzˌʃtrɑːləŋ/
noun
1.
the radiation produced when an electrically charged particle, especially an electron, is slowed down by the electric field of an atomic nucleus or an atomic ion
Word Origin
C20: German: braking radiation
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