Definition of characteristic radiation in English:

characteristic radiation

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[mass noun]
Radiation consisting of wavelengths which are peculiar to the element which emits them.
More example sentences
  • The peaks of characteristic radiation of each element can be seen at their own places on the energy scale.
  • If several metals are present in the target, each will emit its characteristic radiation independently.
  • In addition to the characteristic radiation, a continuous radiation spectrum of low intensity is produced ranging from a very low energy to the maximum kV-peak setting.

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