secondary radiation


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secondary radiation

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(physics)
Particles or photons produced by the action of primary radiation on matter, such as Compton recoil electrons, delta rays, secondary cosmic rays, and secondary electrons.
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They yak-yak-yak on their mobiles half the day and I reckon that, like secondary smoking, I'm a victim of their secondary radiation.
This is the first book on this topic to discuss all-around computer simulation of real targets' secondary radiation, primarily serving to solve recognition problems.
It should be understood that protective apparel such as lead aprons are capable only of protecting the wearer against the effects of secondary radiation, also known as scatter.
There was evidence of heat-flash damage everywhere, and secondary radiation shadows were found 200 km from the epicenter of the blast.
This kind of radiation is much more dangerous than radiation on Earth because they collide with the nuclei of the materials they touch and cause a break-up leading to a secondary radiation, and can be usually volatile in nature. 

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