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particulate radiation

Definitions of particulate radiation
  1. noun
    a stream of atomic or subatomic particles that may be charged positively (e.g. alpha particles) or negatively (e.g. beta particles) or not at all (e.g. neutrons)
    synonyms: corpuscular radiation
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    types:
    alpha radiation, alpha ray
    the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
    beta radiation, beta ray, electron radiation
    radiation of beta particles during radioactive decay
    neutron radiation
    radiation of neutrons (as by a neutron bomb)
    type of:
    radiation, radioactivity
    the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
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