Alpha radiation is the most easily-absorbable type of radiation; it consists of a stream of alpha particles, doubly ionized helium nuclei which are electrically charged and produce intense ionization in matter. Alpha radiation can be deflected in electromagnetic fields.


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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