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Synonyms for radiation


Synonyms for radiation

energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

the act of spreading outward from a central source

syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions)

the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain

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(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

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High-energy electrons have different stopping probabilities for different thicknesses of the tungsten target and therefore have different probabilities of the generation of bremsstrahlung radiation. To determine the efficiency of generated and emitted X-ray photons, several simulations were carried out for electron energies equal to 250 keV, 300 keV, and 500 keV.
The field jump-starts free electrons in the neighborhood, accelerating them enough to emit X-ray photons known as bremsstrahlung radiation. It's just like radiation created in accelerators as they whip charged particles around.
(For an x-ray source with point focus, a second Gobel Mirror turned at a right angle collimates the beam perpendicularly to the first mirror.) With Bragg diffraction, the radiation is monochromatized to K[Alpha], while K[Beta] and bremsstrahlung radiation are suppressed.
There are three basic kinds of electromagnetic radiation by charged particles: Cherenkov or Smith-Purcell radiation, transition radiation and bremsstrahlung radiation.
For wavelengths longer than 3 millimeters, microwave emissions from electrons in the galaxy -- synchrotron radiation from electrons spiraling around magnetic fields and bremsstrahlung radiation, created when electrons collide with atomic nuclei - are the major foreground contaminants.