leakage radiation


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leakage radiation

[lē′kij]
Etymology: ONorse, leka, to drip; L, radiare, to emit rays
radiation, exclusive of the primary beam, that is emitted through the housing of equipment used in radiation therapy and radiography.
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As shown in Figure 12(b), due to field leakage radiation of the vertical slot, the maximum radiation direction is along the -x axis.
Picking up this kind of leakage radiation, which weakens rapidly with distance, would probably require aliens to employ a radio telescope larger than any in use now on Earth.