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particle

noun atom, bit, component part, crumb, cutting, fragment, grain, granule, hint, mite, modicum, moiety, molecule, morsel, piece, pittance, point, scintilla, snippet, speck, spot, suggestion, trace
See also: constituent, element, iota, minimum, modicum, part, portion, scintilla
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Alpha and beta particles outside the body are typically not a
Shown in Figure 1 are the results of formation measurement performed using a beta particle absorption technique (distribution of w in equation 1) for a sheet of paperboard made by the Vortigen technology and a standard sheet with approximately the same value of average basis weight.
Dozens of radioactive elements emit an alpha or beta particle, sometimes both.
In 1914, however, the English physicist James Chadwick (1891-1974) showed that this was not true of beta particles.
Since the neptunium isotope that had been located emitted beta particles, it had to gain another unit in atomic number and produce element number 94, which was named plutonium, for the planet Pluto.
Going back 57 minutes in their records, they noticed the twin trails of a beta particle and an emitted orbital electron coming from the same spot.
specifications: full leather personal dosimeter optimally stimulable capacity to register hp effective dose 10 of 10 usv 10 sv, beta particles and 200 to 250 msv for usv neutrons.
It can detect alpha and beta particles when fitted with a very thin window.
Beta radiation is a particulate radiation consisting of high-speed electrons, which are rapidly attenuated by biological tissues (2 MeV beta particles have a range of only 1cm in water) (LOMMATZSCH, 1977; REBHUN, 1990; KIRWAN et al.
It detects radiation such as alpha particles, beta particles and gamma rays using the ionization produced in a Geiger--ME-ller tube, which gives its name to the instrument.
The polymer is doped with a phosphor, emitting visible light when irradiated by the beta particles from the tritium.
Common contaminants that may be present in municipal water, and well water, include fluoride, if more than 4 ppm, arsenic III and V, chlorine if over 4 ppm, chloramines, chromium 6, lead, pesticides, radioactivity as radon gas, radium, uranium, alpha and beta particles, nitrates, mercury, bacteria, iron and hydrogen sulfide.