delta ray


noun Physics.

a low-energy electron emitted by a substance after bombardment by higher-energy particles, as alpha particles.

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Origin of delta ray

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for delta ray

delta ray

noun

a particle, esp an electron, ejected from matter by ionizing radiation
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