alpha ray


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Synonyms for alpha ray

the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay

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1 minutes), was taken as the measuring object for alpha rays ([alpha]-rays).
Very methodically he began to study the properties of the alpha rays (helium nuclei), emanating from the decay of the radium, using his own specially designed apparatus.
Alpha rays carry a positive charge, beta rays carry a negative charge and gamma rays are neutral.
A: Plutonium emits alpha rays which get lodged in people's bones and lungs after being inhaled and could become highly carcinogenic.
When the radioactive elements uranium or thorium break down, they emit alpha rays, which are helium nuclei.
Nuke this right-wing mish-mash with reactionary alpha rays until just before Election Day.