Definition of alpha radiation in English:

alpha radiation

Syllabification: al·pha ra·di·a·tion

noun

  • Ionizing radiation consisting of alpha particles, emitted by some substances undergoing radioactive decay.
    More example sentences
    • Long before artificial probes were available, subatomic researchers such as Rutherford relied on concentrated alpha radiation.
    • Capturing neutrons causes the boron nuclei to break apart, resulting in the emission of alpha radiation and lithium nuclei.
    • After the boron is selectively localized to the tumor, it is irradiated with neutrons that cause the release of alpha radiation from the boron atoms.

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