alpha decay

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radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of an alpha particle

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iRoC and ASI are asked to measure alpha emissions with accuracy better than .
As a result, astronomers on Earth will be able to test models that have been developed to interpret observations of the Lyman alpha emission from very distant galaxies, where the emission is associated with the first bursts of forming stars.
Since the ion production is generated entirely by the alpha emission process, no electric fields are created and no electromagnetic interference (EMI) is produced.
Currently adopted models for Chernobyl dose estimates ignore contributions from alpha emissions even though they are known to have relative biological effectiveness (RBE) about 20 times larger than that of most radioactive beta and gamma radiation (Fairlie and Sumner 2006; International Commission on Radiological Protection 1991; UNSCEAR 2000).