- radiation emitted by a charged particle when accelerating, as x-rays emitted by an electron that is scattered by a nucleus.
Origin of bremsstrahlung
1940–45; < German, equivalent to Brems(e) brake + Strahlung radiation
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- the radiation produced when an electrically charged particle, especially an electron, is slowed down by the electric field of an atomic nucleus or an atomic ion
Word Origin for bremsstrahlung
C20: German: braking radiation
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