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beta ray

[′bād·ə ‚rā]
(nuclear physics)
A stream of beta particles.
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The burns are caused by direct exposure to beta rays, the utility added.
These devices monitor and measures ionizing radiations such as X-rays, Beta rays, Gamma rays.
Strontium-90, materials that emit beta rays and causes bone cancer, likewise hit 1.
Tepco said the level of those that emit beta rays was 230 million becquerels per liter.
About 10 tons of water may have leaked, the utility said, noting the pipe contained some 37 million becquerels per liter of radioactive substances that emit beta rays such as strontium-90 in a reading in August, against the legal limit of 30 becquerels for strontium-90.
Tepco said the radiation measured was beta rays, which would be easier to protect against than gamma rays.
Alpha rays carry a positive charge, beta rays carry a negative charge and gamma rays are neutral.