gamma emission

gamma emission

[¦gam·ə i′mish·ən]
(nuclear physics)
A quantum transition between two energy levels of a nucleus in which a gamma ray is emitted. Also known as gamma decay.
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Authorities said that "the aircraft, highly specialized, was equipped with sensors to measure the magnetic field of the earth, and count natural gamma emission from soil particles, but not harmful materials to the environment.
A third type is gamma emission, in which the atom gives off a highly energetic photon along with the alpha or beta particle.
133]Ba sources were designed to produce a gamma emission rate equivalent to a bare source activity of 1.
It has very little neutron, very little gamma emission .
In the process, neutrons are produced without gamma emissions.
While the Florida Department of Health has never performed a study specifically designed to evaluate any health risks of granite counter tops, staff from the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) Bureau of Radiation Control and from DOH's Radon Program have had the opportunity over the years to survey various granite samples for gamma emissions, including a few granite counter tops, and have yet to find granite thought to be a significant gamma radiation hazard.
214]Bi gamma emissions from subjects measured in a whole body counter.
Unfired DU munitions are encased in thin metal jackets that seal in alpha and beta particles and allow only very slight gamma emissions well below regulatory safety limits.
Though some investigators now question the validity of the earlier reports, Rosenberg notes that others interpret the data to suggest that Cygnus X-3's gamma emissions may be on the wane.
It's the world's only full-body radiation protection fabric that shields against X-ray and low-energy Gamma emissions while providing full anti-chemical and biological protection.
According to the April 2004 article, "Demron(TM), not only protects against particle ionizing/nuclear radiation (such as beta and alpha), but also against x-ray and low-energy gamma emissions.