alpha particle

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

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Nuke this right-wing mish-mash with reactionary alpha rays until just before Election Day.
When a person closes their eyes, the alpha rays increase and the greater amplitude provides enough energy to turn on the light.
The team succeeded in photographing alpha rays, emitted when radioactive material disintegrates, appearing in the picture as dark lines radiating from near the nuclei of the cells in bones, kidneys and lungs of the victims.
The team concluded the alpha rays were almost identical in length to those emitted from the plutonium used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
Judging from their skin, the two were exposed to radiation which includes not only gamma rays but also alpha rays, Kamada said.