secondary cosmic rays

secondary cosmic rays

See cosmic rays.

secondary cosmic rays

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ′käz·mik ′rāz]
(geophysics)
Radiation produced when primary cosmic rays enter the atmosphere and collide with atomic nuclei and electrons.
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Therefore, such variations have impact on secondary cosmic rays near the ground surface, which are registered by gamma-spectrometric installation.
Neutrons originating from secondary cosmic rays and alpha particles[3] originating from the breakdown of radioactive materials can exert an effect on memory and logic circuits of LSI, sometimes causing soft errors.