Definition 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).
Specialized synonyms: Alpha Radiation, Alpha Ray, Beta Radiation, Beta Ray, Electron Radiation, Neutron Radiation
Generic synonyms: Radiation, Radioactivity
Lexicographical Neighbors of Particulate Radiation
Literary usage of Particulate radiation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(n) particulate radiation is defined as: (1) Changed particles, ... Particulate radiation and ionizing electromagnetic radiation: Electron microscopes. ..."
2. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon, Robert Q. Marston (1986)
"Ionizing radiation: any electromagnetic or particulate radiation capable of displacing electrons from atoms or molecules, thereby producing ions, eg, alpha, ..."
3. An Introduction to the Science of Radio-activity by Charles W. Raffety (1909)
"Of compounds which fluoresce when stimulated by particulate radiation, zinc sulphide and the mineral willemite have already been mentioned. ..."
4. Dismantling the Bomb and Managing the Nuclear Materials (1994)
"... neutrons, negative pi mesons (used for therapeutic radiation treatment), and heavy charged ions. Much particulate radiation is easily stopped by thin ..."
5. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, As Amended by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"... in this subchapter— (A) any ionizing or non-ionizing electromagnetic or particulate radiation, or (1) the term "electronic product radiation" means— (2) ..."