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Related to characteristic radiation: Bremsstrahlung radiation
characteristic radiation[‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tik ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
Radiation originating in an atom following removal of an electron, whose wavelength depends only on the element concerned and the energy levels involved.
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