nonthermal radiation

nonthermal radiation

[′nän‚thər·məl ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(physics)
Electromagnetic radiation emitted by accelerated charged particles that are not in thermal equilibrium; aurora light and fluorescent-lamp light are examples.
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Synchrotron radiation is a nonthermal radiation that results when electrons are caught in Jupiter's magnetic field and then spiral up and down the magnetic field at nearly the speed of light, a process that releases photons.
In contrast, the objects observed by radio astronomers typically emit nonthermal radiation caused by more exotic processes.
Niemi, who lives near the Chase Road tower site, attended the public hearing and expressed his concerns of the possible harmful effects of nonthermal radiation emitted by the antennas.