- 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
C20: German: braking radiation
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