beta ray

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Synonyms for beta ray

radiation of beta particles during radioactive decay

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can release radioactive gamma and beta rays that can cause cancer.
Today, the company has five plants using either gamma or beta rays and one plant using Ethylene Oxide sterilisation.
The radioactive substance did not leak from its component despite the fire, but even if it had, the beta rays that tritium emits do not travel more than several millimeters, according to the office.
Weight Control Systems GRAVIMAT FMI-10: provides fabric and area weight measurement via beta rays.
Immediately after the procedure, researchers randomly assigned patients to receive one of four different doses of radioactive yttrium-90 -- which emits beta rays -- within their arteries.
In addition, radiation includes particle emanations, most notably beta rays (electrons) and alpha particles (the nuclei of neutral helium, which consist of two neutrons and two protons).
He called the massive, positively charged radiation alpha rays, and the lighter, negatively charged radiation beta rays, after the first two letters of the Greek alphabet.
On page 9, the figure caption states that alpha particles penetrate matter more deeply than beta rays, while in the text the reverse is claimed (correctly).
The company criticised media reports that radiation levels in the tanks were high enough to kill someone in hours if exposed, and said that they mostly gave off beta rays which could be safely deflected, not the more dangerous gamma rays.