alpha particle

(redirected from Alpha emitter)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Words related to alpha particle

a positively charged particle that is the nucleus of the helium atom

References in periodicals archive ?
Those adult leukemias epide-miologically associated with chronic exposure to cigarettes or contaminated drinking water have cytogenetic characteristics that are typical of an alpha emitter such as [.
2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market for alpha emitters is currently estimated to be valued at $XX million for the year 2015 and is poised to reach $XX million by the end of 2020.
According to a new market research report"European Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceuticals Market by Type{Diagnostic (SPECT - Technetium, PET - F-18), Therapeutic (Beta Emitters - I-131, Alpha Emitters, Brachytherapy - Y-90)}, Application (Oncology, Thyroid, Cardiology) - Forecasts to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, This market is expected to reach $1.
The analyzes are performed radiological analysis, mainly measuring alpha emitters, and gamma spectrometry, alpha counts, beta whose research Sr90, measuring the tritium and C14 by liquid scintillation.
The high linear energy transfer of alpha emitters may cause double-strand DNA breaks in adjacent cells, resulting in an anti-tumor effect on bone metastases.
Algeta is a world leader in the medical application of alpha emitters and in the development of the alpha-pharmaceuticals, an entirely new class of cancer treatment pharmaceuticals which incorporate these, using drug-coupled alpha emitters to target and destroy cancer cells.
The use of alpha emitters, in contrast to beta emitters, may potentially allow for the killing of only targeted cells binding with the vector due to the short alpha particle track.
The Priorities apply to practical radiation protection: such as workplace monitoring, performance of clearance measurements in accor dance with paragraph 29 of the Radiation Protection Regulation (StrlSchV) for alpha emitters, knowledge of safety issues When handling radioactive substances in Gloveboxes and hot cells, and emergency Precautions in the event of contamination.
Pu], or other alpha emitters were presumed negligible beyond distances of about 100 km from the plant (Fairlie and Sumner 2006; UNSCEAR 2000; WHO 2005a, 2005b).
The goal is to measure and possibly reduce the amount of inherent alpha emitters in the device and surrounding packaging.