Alpha radiation

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Ionising radiation with a stream of alpha particles; alpha radiation is, in contrast to gamma radiation (electromagnetic wave radiation), a so-called corpuscular or particle radiation. Alpha particles are helium nuclei and consist of two protons and two neutrons. They are, for example, a component of radium radiation.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020