electron avalanche

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electron avalanche

[i′lek‚trän ′av·ə‚lanch]
(electronics)
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The result is the first step towards making a multi-layer membrane structure, in which each layer contains different elements that form part of an electron cascade, and that work together to produce clean energy.
In terms of their "relative biological effectiveness" -- or toxicity -- the electron cascade is at least as damaging as X-rays, sometimes considerably more so, depending on the number of electrons in the cascade.
As each electron cascades down, it emits a characteristic X-ray which itself might knock out an electron, further perpetuating the cascade.

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