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e·lec·tron beam

a form of radiation used principally in superficial radiotherapy. See: betatron.

e·lec·tron beam

(ĕ-lektron bēm)
Form of radiation used principally in superficial radiotherapy.


any of the negatively charged particles arranged in orbits around the nucleus of an atom and determining all of the atom's physical and chemical properties except mass and radioactivity. Electrons flowing in a conductor constitute an electric current; when ejected from a radioactive substance, they constitute the beta particles.

electron acceptor
see oxidant.
electron beam
the stream of electrons that flows from the anode to the cathode in the x-ray tube and then interacts with the tungsten target to produce x-rays.
electron carrier
a molecule associated with membrane-bound proteins that accepts and transfers electrons.
electron donor
electron micrographs
photographic images of electron microscopic fields.
electron microscope
see electron microscope.
electron microscopy
technology of using an electron microscope.
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Offering 3x faster throughput over existing e-beam hotspot inspection tools, the PROVision system ensures accurate process characterization, prediction and detection of performance- and yield-limiting defects throughout the fab product life cycle.
This report provides a number of factors contributing to the adoption, limitations, and opportunities of the global e-beam wafer inspection system market.
E-beam exposure was performed at NEO beam crosslinking facility in Middlefield, OH.
Depending on the level used, certain food additives with antioxidant properties may protect foodborne bacteria from the lethal effects of E-beam irradiation by scavenging free radicals.
This situation also caused the runaway phenomena of the emission current of the early e-beam source power supply designs due to ion current flow.
meat processors will offer frozen hamburger patties treated with E-beams.
With the high resolution of the e-beam system, Demax's team was able to write tens of different gratings, resulting in high brightness and no rainbow colouring at white angles.
However, not much work is reported on e-beam irradiation on polymer blends.
Electron-beam (e-beam) irradiation may be better known for its use in sterilizing medical products, but its abilities to crosslink and toughen polymer surfaces are becoming clearer, according to researchers from E-Beam Services, Inc.
Bayer will also introduce Makrofol LP 209, a clear polycarbonate film with special additives to withstand gamma and E-beam sterilization without yellowing.
From the outset, we saw the potential of AEB's compact e-beam emitter to provide an unparalleled high speed, cost-effective curing solution that will have a strong positive impact, most notably on label production," says Ken Stack, president of Jetrion.