bremsstrahlung


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brems·strah·lung

(bremz'strah-lŭng),
Continuous spectrum radiation produced by the slowing of electrons in a beam by nuclei in their vicinity.
[Ger. Bremsstrahlung, braking radiation]

bremsstrahlung

German: braking radiation. A broad spectrum—rather than an energy peak of electromagnetic radiation resulting from the rapid deceleration of a charged particle—photon or electron when it hits the electron cloud of an atom’s nucleus.

bremsstrahlung

braking radiation produced by the electrons being decelerated in the target of the x-ray tube. These rays of mixed wavelengths form the heterogeneous part of the x-ray beam.
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Now comes the relativistic point of this story: (General) relativity leads us to expect that massive bodies undergoing acceleration, such as the members of a binary stellar system, radiate energy as gravitational waves, much as accelerated electrical charges radiate electromagnetic energy as synchrotron radiation or as bremsstrahlung, so that a binary stellar system should be slowly decreasing the orbital period of mutual rotation of its two stars around their common centre of gravity.
At relatively high electron energies and large scattering angles, an energy loss mechanism referred to as Bremsstrahlung occurs, which is the light emission due to the deceleration of electrons.
A novel technique to measure cosmic ray signals from the molecular bremsstrahlung in the GHz frequency range could prove to be a viable solution for the next generation detectors.
Since in both of these cases the bulk of the emission is bremsstrahlung from primaryelectrons, these results implythat the radiating electrons (are) stronglyanisotropic, with more emission in the directions tangential to the photosphere than in directions away from the Sun" [195, p.
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However, start explaining to me the ins and outs of how to cook a caramelised parsnip roux in a bain-marie and I'll be out like a light faster than you can say 'Open University Lecture on Nuclear Fusion: Week Two - Bremsstrahlung losses in quasineutral, isotropic plasmas'.
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