Definition of bremsstrahlung in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛmzˌʃtrɑːlʊŋ/


[mass noun] Physics
Electromagnetic radiation produced by the acceleration or especially the deceleration of a charged particle after passing through the electric and magnetic fields of a nucleus: [as modifier]: bremsstrahlung radiation
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  • When taken up by obstacles, beta particles produce a more penetrative secondary radiation known as bremsstrahlung.
  • This information is addressed to colleagues working in the field of bremsstrahlung and related areas.
  • Go back to the bremsstrahlung spectrum and see how it fades gradually to zero for long wavelengths.


1940s: from German, from bremsen 'to brake' + Strahlung 'radiation'.

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