Oxygen is produced by the combination of another alpha particle and carbon.
What does A stand for?
A stands for Alpha Particle
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
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See other definitions of A
- Aliphatic Chain (chemistry)
- Allegro (game programming library)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Unlike conventional radiation therapy, which bombards the body with gamma rays from outside, the alpha particles diffuse inside the tumour, spreading further and further before disintegrating, a university statement quoted Keisari as saying.
It takes a direct hit from just one alpha particle to destroy a lone cancer cell.
He explores the interactions with matter and energetic particles, including photons, electrons, protons, alpha particles and neutrons with a variety of applications including photon and neutron cross sections, charged particle stopping powers, electron mean ranges and angular distributions, covering photons as they appear in long wavelengths and other configurations and as an element of photoelectric absorption, electrons, including in elastic scattering from and atom and in the case of collision energy loss, protons and heavier ions, including proton and alpha particle stopping powers in selected materials, and a range of topics on neutron interactions.
In an upcoming Physical Review Letters, Taleyarkhan's team presents evidence of fusion in bubbles initiated by a uranium-based trigger that emits alpha particles instead of neutrons.
A solid neutron converter material of boron is placed on the aluminum drift electrode producing alpha particles that ionize the fill gas mixture of argon and methane.