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bremsstrahlung

bremsstrahlung

noun brems·strah·lung \ˈbrem(p)-ˌshträ-ləŋ\

Definition of BREMSSTRAHLUNG

:  the electromagnetic radiation produced by the sudden retardation of a charged particle in an intense electric field (as of an atomic nucleus); also :  the process that produces such radiation

Origin of BREMSSTRAHLUNG

German, literally, decelerated radiation
First Known Use: 1939

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