High energy POSITRONS or ELECTRONS ejected from a disintegrating atomic nucleus.
Isotopes that exhibit radioactivity and undergo radioactive decay. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
The measurement of radiation by photography, as in x-ray film and film badge, by Geiger-Mueller tube, and by SCINTILLATION COUNTING.
Relating to the size of solids.
An interleukin-1 subtype that is synthesized as an inactive membrane-bound pro-protein. Proteolytic processing of the precursor form by CASPASE 1 results in release of the active form of interleukin-1beta from the membrane.
Study of the scientific principles, mechanisms, and effects of the interaction of ionizing radiation with living matter. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.
The study of those aspects of energy and matter in terms of elementary principles and laws. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Stable elementary particles having the smallest known negative charge, present in all elements; also called negatrons. Positively charged electrons are called positrons. The numbers, energies and arrangement of electrons around atomic nuclei determine the chemical identities of elements. Beams of electrons are called CATHODE RAYS.
A book is not a medical term, but generally refers to a set of printed or written sheets of paper bound together that can contain a wide range of information including literature, research, educational content, and more, which may be utilized in the medical field for various purposes such as learning, reference, or patient education.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.

Cellular effects of beta-particle delivery on vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells: a dose-response study. (1/140)

BACKGROUND: Although endovascular radiotherapy inhibits neointimal hyperplasia, the exact cellular alterations induced by beta irradiation remain to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated in vitro the ability of 32P-labeled oligonucleotides to alter (1) proliferation of human and porcine vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and human coronary artery endothelial cells (ECs), (2) cell cycle progression, (3) cell viability and apoptosis, (4) cell migration, and (5) cell phenotype and morphological features. beta radiation significantly reduced proliferation of VSMCs (ED50 1.10 Gy) and ECs (ED50 2.15 Gy) in a dose-dependent manner. Exposure to beta emission interfered with cell cycle progression, with induction of G0/G1 arrest in VSMCs, without evidence of cell viability alteration, apoptosis, or ultrastructural changes. This strategy also proved to efficiently inhibit VSMC migration by 80% and induce contractile phenotype appearance, as shown by the predominance of alpha-actin immunostaining in beta-irradiated cells compared with control cells. CONCLUSIONS: 32P-labeled oligonucleotide was highly effective in inhibiting proliferation of both VSMCs and ECs in a dose-dependent fashion, with ECs showing a higher resistance to these effects. beta irradiation-induced G1 arrest was not associated with cytotoxicity and apoptosis, thus demonstrating a potent cytostatic effect of beta-based therapy. This effect, coupled to that on VSMC migration inhibition and the appearance of a contractile phenotype, reinforced the potential of ionizing radiation to prevent neointima formation after angioplasty.  (+info)

Effects of intracoronary beta-radiation therapy after coronary angioplasty: an intravascular ultrasound study. (2/140)

BACKGROUND: Endovascular radiation is emerging as a potential solution for the prevention and treatment of restenosis. Its effects on the morphology of unstented vessels cannot be determined by angiography and therefore require the use of intravascular ultrasound. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through a 5F noncentered catheter for delivery of a 90Sr/Y source train, 12, 14, or 16 Gy at 2 mm was delivered to native coronary arteries after successful balloon angioplasty in 30 patients. Four patients required stent deployment in the first week. Quantitative coronary angiography and IVUS were performed during the initial procedure and at 6-month follow-up. Binary angiographic restenosis was present in 3 of 30 patients, with target lesion and vessel revascularization performed in 3 and 5 patients, respectively. Angiographic late loss was -0.02+/-0.60 mm, with a -0.09+/-0.46 loss index. IVUS demonstrated no significant reduction in lumen area (from 5.69+/-1.72 mm2 after treatment to 6. 04+/-2.63 mm2 at follow-up), with no significant change in external elastic membrane area (13.71+/-4.54 to 14.22+/-4.71 mm2) over the 6-month follow-up. Wall area was 8.01+/-3.85 mm2 after radiation therapy and 8.19+/-3.44 mm2 at follow-up (P=NS). No significant differences were noted between the different dose groups. CONCLUSIONS: beta-Radiation therapy resulted in a low restenosis rate with negligible late loss by angiography. By IVUS, beta-radiation was shown to inhibit neointima formation, with no reduction of total vessel area at 6-month follow-up.  (+info)

Bremsstrahlung radiation exposure from pure beta-ray emitters. (3/140)

With increasing therapeutic use of radionuclides that emit relatively high-energy (>1 MeV) beta-rays and the production in vivo of bremsstrahlung sufficient for external imaging, the potential external radiation hazard warrants evaluation. METHODS: The exposure from a patient administered beta-ray-emitting radionuclides has been calculated by extending the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement model of a point source in air to account for biologic elimination of activity, the probability of bremsstrahlung production in vivo and its mean energy and the absorption by the patient's body of the bremsstrahlung thus produced. To facilitate such calculations, a quantity called the "specific bremsstrahlung constant" (in C/kg-cm2/MBq-h), betaBr, was devised and calculated for several radionuclides. The specific bremsstrahlung constant is the bremsstrahlung exposure rate (in C/kg/h) in air at 1 cm from a 1 MBq beta-ray emitter of a specified maximum beta-ray energy and frequency of emission in a medium of a specified effective atomic number. RESULTS: For pure beta-ray emitters, the retained activities at which patients can be released from medical confinement (i.e., below which the effective dose equivalent at 1 m will not exceed the maximum recommended value of 0.5 cSv for infrequently exposed members of the general public) are extremely large: on the order of hundreds of thousands to millions of megabecquerels. CONCLUSION: Radionuclide therapy with pure beta-ray emitters, even high-energy beta-ray emitters emitted in bone, does not require medical confinement of patients for radiation protection.  (+info)

Geometric vascular remodeling after balloon angioplasty and beta-radiation therapy: A three-dimensional intravascular ultrasound study. (4/140)

BACKGROUND: Endovascular radiation appears to inhibit intimal thickening after overstretching balloon injury in animal models. The effect of brachytherapy on vascular remodeling is unknown. The aim of the study was to determine the evolution of coronary vessel dimensions after intracoronary irradiation after successful balloon angioplasty in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-one consecutive patients treated with balloon angioplasty and beta-radiation according to the Beta Energy Restenosis Trial-1.5 were included in the study. Volumetric assessment of the irradiated segment and both edges was performed after brachytherapy and at 6-month follow-up. Intravascular ultrasound images were acquired by means of ECG-triggered pullback, and 3-D reconstruction was performed by automated edge detection, allowing the calculation of lumen, plaque, and external elastic membrane (EEM) volumes. In the irradiated segments, mean EEM and plaque volumes increased significantly (451+/-128 to 490.9+/-159 mm(3) and 201.2+/-59 to 241.7+/-74 mm(3); P=0.01 and P=0.001, respectively), whereas luminal volume remained unchanged (250.8+/-91 to 249.2+/-102 mm(3); P=NS). The edges demonstrated an increase in mean plaque volume (26.8+/-12 to 32. 6+/-10 mm(3), P=0.0001) and no net change in mean EEM volume (71. 4+/-24 to 70.9+/-24 mm(3), P=NS), resulting in a decrease in mean luminal volume (44.6+/-16 to 38.3+/-16 mm(3), P=0.01). CONCLUSIONS: A different pattern of remodeling is observed in coronary segments treated with beta-radiation after successful balloon angioplasty. In the irradiated segments, the adaptive increase of EEM volume appears to be the major contributor to the luminal volume at follow-up. Conversely, both edges showed an increase in plaque volume without a net change in EEM volume.  (+info)

Preserved endothelium-dependent vasodilation in coronary segments previously treated with balloon angioplasty and intracoronary irradiation. (5/140)

BACKGROUND: Abnormal endothelium-dependent coronary vasomotion has been reported after balloon angioplasty (BA), as well as after intracoronary radiation. However, the long-term effect on coronary vasomotion is not known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term vasomotion of coronary segments treated with BA and brachytherapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with single de novo lesions treated either with BA followed by intracoronary beta-irradiation (according to the Beta Energy Restenosis Trial-1.5) or with BA alone were eligible. Of these groups, those patients in stable condition who returned for 6-month angiographic follow-up formed the study population (n=19, irradiated group and n=11, control group). Endothelium-dependent coronary vasomotion was assessed by selective infusion of serial doses of acetylcholine (ACh) proximally to the treated area. Mean luminal diameter was calculated by quantitative coronary angiography both in the treated area and in distal segments. Endothelial dysfunction was defined as a vasoconstriction after the maximal dose of ACh (10(-6) mol/L). Seventeen irradiated segments (89.5%) demonstrated normal endothelial function. In contrast, 10 distal nonirradiated segments (53%) and 5 control segments (45%) demonstrated endothelium-dependent vasoconstriction (-19+/-17% and -9.0+/-5%, respectively). Mean percentage of change in mean luminal diameter after ACh was significantly higher in irradiated segments (P=0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Endothelium-dependent vasomotion of coronary segments treated with BA followed by beta-radiation is restored in the majority of stable patients at 6-month follow-up. This functional response appeared to be better than those documented both in the distal segments and in segments treated with BA alone.  (+info)

beta-Particle-emitting radioactive stent implantation. A safety and feasibility study. (6/140)

BACKGROUND: This study represents the Heart Center Rotterdam's contribution to the Isostents for Restenosis Intervention Study, a nonrandomized multicenter trial evaluating the safety and feasibility of the radioactive Isostent in patients with single coronary artery disease. Restenosis after stent implantation is primarily caused by neointimal hyperplasia. In animal studies, beta-particle-emitting radioactive stents decrease neointimal hyperplasia by inhibiting smooth muscle cell proliferation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The radioisotope (32)P, a beta-particle emitter with a half-life of 14.3 days, was directly embedded into the Isostent. The calculated range of radioactivity was 0.75 to 1.5 microCi. Quantitative coronary angiography measurements were performed before and after the procedure and at 6-month follow-up. A total of 31 radioactive stents were used in 26 patients; 30 (97%) were successfully implanted, and 1 was embolized. Treated lesions were in the left anterior descending coronary artery (n=12), the right coronary artery (n=8), or the left circumflex coronary artery (n=6). Five patients received additional, nonradioactive stents. Treated lesion lengths were 13+/-4 mm, with a reference diameter of 2.93+/-0. 47 mm. Minimum lumen diameter increased from 0.87+/-0.28 mm preprocedure to 2.84+/-0.35 mm postprocedure. No in-hospital adverse cardiac events occurred. All patients received aspirin indefinitely and ticlopidine for 4 weeks. Twenty-three patients (88%) returned for 6-month angiographic follow-up; 17% of them had in-stent restenosis, and 13% had repeat revascularization. No restenosis was observed at the stent edges. Minimum lumen diameter at follow-up averaged 1.85+/-0.69 mm, which resulted in a late loss of 0.99+/-0. 59 mm and a late loss index of 0.53+/-0.35. No other major cardiac events occurred during the 6-month follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: The use of radioactive stents with an activity of 0.75 to 1.5 microCi is safe and feasible.  (+info)

Effects of intracoronary radiation on thrombosis after balloon overstretch injury in the porcine model. (7/140)

BACKGROUND: The main complications of PTCA remain thrombosis and restenosis. Recent studies have demonstrated reduction in the neointimal hyperplasia after intracoronary radiation (IR) with doses of 10 to 25 Gy of ionizing radiation delivered by either beta- or gamma-emitters to injured vessels. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of ionizing radiation on the thrombosis rate (TR) of injured porcine coronary arteries. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-four juvenile swine (63 coronary arteries) were subjected to overstretch balloon injury followed by IR with doses of 0 to 18 Gy of either beta- or gamma-radiation. Two weeks after treatment, tissue sections were perfusion-fixed, stained with hematoxylin-eosin and Verhoeff-van Gieson's stain, and analyzed for presence of a thrombus, thrombus morphology, and neointima formation by computer-assisted histomorphometry techniques. Although the overall TR increased dose-dependently from 0 to 18 Gy prescribed dose, luminal thrombi decreased. Thrombus area also decreased with increasing radiation dose, whether assessed at the prescription point or at the luminal surface, which corresponded to decreased intimal area. Furthermore, luminal thrombi present after IR tended to consist mostly of fibrin and thus were less organized than in controls. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that IR induces thrombosis but does not necessarily compromise the lumen. Strategies for reducing TR may further decrease intimal area as well as increasing the safety of this therapy.  (+info)

Short- and intermediate-term results of (32)P radioactive beta-emitting stent implantation in patients with coronary artery disease: The Milan Dose-Response Study. (8/140)

BACKGROUND: Radioactive (32)P beta-emitting stents have been shown to reduce intrastent neointimal hyperplasia in a substantial dose-related manner in the animal model. The aim of this dose-response study was to evaluate, in the clinical setting, the safety and efficacy at 6-month follow-up of this approach to reducing restenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 122 (32)P radioactive beta-emitting stents (initially the Palmaz-Schatz and later the BX Isostent) with an activity level of 0.75 to 3.0 microCi (group 1), 3.0 to 6.0 microCi (group 2), and 6.0 to 12.0 microCi (group 3) were implanted in 91 lesions in 82 patients. There were no procedural events. At 6-month follow-up, no deaths had occurred, and only 1 patient had stent thrombosis. Pure intrastent binary restenosis was 16% in group 1, 3% in group 2, and 0% in group 3. However, intralesion restenosis was 52% in group 1, 41% in group 2, and 50% in group 3. CONCLUSIONS: The use of (32)P radioactive beta-emitting stents in patients with CAD is feasible. At 6-month follow-up, intrastent neointimal hyperplasia was reduced in a dose-related manner. However, in the 3 groups, intralesion restenosis was high because of a high late lumen loss in the reference segments at the stent edges, possibly as a result of a low activity level of radiation at the edges of the stent combined with an aggressive approach to stenting. We called this "edge effect" the "candy wrapper."  (+info)

Beta particles, also known as beta rays, are a type of ionizing radiation that consist of high-energy electrons or positrons emitted from the nucleus of certain radioactive isotopes during their decay process. When a neutron in the nucleus decays into a proton, it results in an excess energy state and one electron is ejected from the atom at high speed. This ejected electron is referred to as a beta particle.

Beta particles can have both positive and negative charges, depending on the type of decay process. Negative beta particles (β−) are equivalent to electrons, while positive beta particles (β+) are equivalent to positrons. They possess kinetic energy that varies in range, with higher energies associated with greater penetrating power.

Beta particles can cause ionization and excitation of atoms and molecules they encounter, leading to chemical reactions and potential damage to living tissues. Therefore, appropriate safety measures must be taken when handling materials that emit beta radiation.

Radioisotopes, also known as radioactive isotopes or radionuclides, are variants of chemical elements that have unstable nuclei and emit radiation in the form of alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, or conversion electrons. These isotopes are formed when an element's nucleus undergoes natural or artificial radioactive decay.

Radioisotopes can be produced through various processes, including nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, and particle bombardment in a cyclotron or other types of particle accelerators. They have a wide range of applications in medicine, industry, agriculture, research, and energy production. In the medical field, radioisotopes are used for diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, and in the labeling of molecules for research purposes.

It is important to note that handling and using radioisotopes requires proper training, safety measures, and regulatory compliance due to their ionizing radiation properties, which can pose potential health risks if not handled correctly.

Radiation dosage, in the context of medical physics, refers to the amount of radiation energy that is absorbed by a material or tissue, usually measured in units of Gray (Gy), where 1 Gy equals an absorption of 1 Joule of radiation energy per kilogram of matter. In the clinical setting, radiation dosage is used to plan and assess the amount of radiation delivered to a patient during treatments such as radiotherapy. It's important to note that the biological impact of radiation also depends on other factors, including the type and energy level of the radiation, as well as the sensitivity of the irradiated tissues or organs.

Radiometry is the measurement of electromagnetic radiation, including visible light. It quantifies the amount and characteristics of radiant energy in terms of power or intensity, wavelength, direction, and polarization. In medical physics, radiometry is often used to measure therapeutic and diagnostic radiation beams used in various imaging techniques and cancer treatments such as X-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet or infrared light. Radiometric measurements are essential for ensuring the safe and effective use of these medical technologies.

In the context of medical and health sciences, particle size generally refers to the diameter or dimension of particles, which can be in the form of solid particles, droplets, or aerosols. These particles may include airborne pollutants, pharmaceutical drugs, or medical devices such as nanoparticles used in drug delivery systems.

Particle size is an important factor to consider in various medical applications because it can affect the behavior and interactions of particles with biological systems. For example, smaller particle sizes can lead to greater absorption and distribution throughout the body, while larger particle sizes may be filtered out by the body's natural defense mechanisms. Therefore, understanding particle size and its implications is crucial for optimizing the safety and efficacy of medical treatments and interventions.

Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) is a member of the interleukin-1 cytokine family and is primarily produced by activated macrophages in response to inflammatory stimuli. It is a crucial mediator of the innate immune response and plays a key role in the regulation of various biological processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. IL-1β is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and atherosclerosis. It exerts its effects by binding to the interleukin-1 receptor, which triggers a signaling cascade that leads to the activation of various transcription factors and the expression of target genes.

Radiobiology is the scientific study of the effects of ionizing radiation on living organisms, including both normal tissue and tumors. It encompasses the investigation of the biological responses to various types and doses of radiation, as well as the mechanisms behind these reactions at molecular, cellular, tissue, and systemic levels. The knowledge gained from radiobiology is crucial for optimizing radiation therapy in cancer treatment, setting radiation safety standards, and understanding the biological consequences of radiation exposure in diagnostic and occupational settings.

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, called radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat various diseases. The radiopharmaceuticals are taken internally, usually through injection or oral administration, and accumulate in specific organs or tissues. A special camera then detects the radiation emitted by these substances, which helps create detailed images of the body's internal structures and functions.

The images produced in nuclear medicine can help doctors identify abnormalities such as tumors, fractures, infection, or inflammation. Additionally, some radiopharmaceuticals can be used to treat certain conditions, like hyperthyroidism or cancer, by delivering targeted doses of radiation directly to the affected area. Overall, nuclear medicine provides valuable information for the diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of many medical conditions.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "physics" is not a term that has a medical definition. Physics is a branch of science that deals with the study of matter, energy, and their interactions. It may be studied in the context of medical physics, which involves the application of physical principles to medicine, such as in the use of radiation therapy for cancer treatment or imaging techniques like MRI and CT scans. However, "physics" itself is not a medical term with a specific definition within the field of medicine.

An electron is a subatomic particle, symbol e-, with a negative electric charge. Electrons are fundamental components of atoms and are responsible for the chemical bonding between atoms to form molecules. They are located in an atom's electron cloud, which is the outermost region of an atom and contains negatively charged electrons that surround the positively charged nucleus.

Electrons have a mass that is much smaller than that of protons or neutrons, making them virtually weightless on the atomic scale. They are also known to exhibit both particle-like and wave-like properties, which is a fundamental concept in quantum mechanics. Electrons play a crucial role in various physical phenomena, such as electricity, magnetism, and chemical reactions.

I apologize for any confusion, but "books" is a general term that refers to bound sets of pages that are printed or written with text, illustrations, or signs, and are meant to be read, studied, or consulted. It does not have a specific medical definition. If you're looking for information about a specific medical term or concept, please let me know and I'd be happy to help!

Molecular models are three-dimensional representations of molecular structures that are used in the field of molecular biology and chemistry to visualize and understand the spatial arrangement of atoms and bonds within a molecule. These models can be physical or computer-generated and allow researchers to study the shape, size, and behavior of molecules, which is crucial for understanding their function and interactions with other molecules.

Physical molecular models are often made up of balls (representing atoms) connected by rods or sticks (representing bonds). These models can be constructed manually using materials such as plastic or wooden balls and rods, or they can be created using 3D printing technology.

Computer-generated molecular models, on the other hand, are created using specialized software that allows researchers to visualize and manipulate molecular structures in three dimensions. These models can be used to simulate molecular interactions, predict molecular behavior, and design new drugs or chemicals with specific properties. Overall, molecular models play a critical role in advancing our understanding of molecular structures and their functions.

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Can the $\beta^-$ decay proceed by the absorption of a $W^{+}$ boson or the $\beta^+$ by the absorption of a $W^-$ boson? ... The $\beta^-$ decay is known as the decay of a $d$ quark into an $u$ quark and a virtual $W^{-}$ boson, which then decays ... Similarly, in the $\beta^+$, the $W^+$ boson emitted by the $u$ quark produces a positron $e^+$ and an electron neutrino $\nu_e ... the difference in the processes you are considering come from the fact that electrons are the lightest particles in their class ...
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  • Alpha (α) particles consist of two protons and two neutrons, and are positively charged. (world-nuclear.org)
  • First, there are alpha particles, which consist of 2 protons and 2 neutrons. (nih.gov)
  • As stated above, an alpha particle is the nucleus of a Helium atom, i.e., two protons and two neutrons. (conservapedia.com)
  • The force that the nucleus and the incident particle (except gamma photon and neutrons) experience due to charge and distance. (studystack.com)
  • An alpha particle is composed of two protons and two neutrons, so it can be represented as a Helium-4 atom. (dummies.com)
  • 1) The emission of an alpha particle or beta particle leads to a change in the composition of a nucleus in terms of protons or neutrons. (docbrown.info)
  • There are two forms of beta decay, β− decay and β+ decay, which produce electrons and positrons respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, this does not mean that beta-emitting isotopes can be completely shielded by such thin shields: as they decelerate in matter, beta electrons emit secondary gamma rays, which are more penetrating than betas per se. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beta (β) particles are electrons with high energy. (world-nuclear.org)
  • Second, there are beta particles, which are the same as electrons. (nih.gov)
  • Protons and electrons are two of the most common types of particles encountered. (windows2universe.org)
  • Radiation comes in two basic types: electromagnetic radiation transmitted by photons, and particle radiation consisting of electrons, protons, alpha particles, and so forth. (windows2universe.org)
  • Plasmas , such as the "soup" of electrons and protons that makes up the solar wind , and many of the most dangerous forms of radiation , such as cosmic rays , are collections of subatomic particles . (windows2universe.org)
  • High frequency radiation or fast moving particles plow into a living cell with enough energy to knock electrons free from molecules that make up the cell. (windows2universe.org)
  • As an alpha particle breaks away from the nucleus of a radioactive atom, it has no electrons, so it has a +2 charge. (dummies.com)
  • So normally, an alpha particle is shown with no charge because it very rapidly picks up two electrons and becomes a neutral helium atom instead of an ion. (dummies.com)
  • They also pose a serious internal radiation threat if beta-emitting atoms are ingested or inhaled . (cdc.gov)
  • Atoms and the minute particles from which they are made strongly influence the nature of many phenomena that play out their roles on astronomical scales. (windows2universe.org)
  • The discipline of atomic physics concerns itself with atoms, the particles from which atoms are made, and the various energy states that atoms can take on. (windows2universe.org)
  • When atoms are torn apart, usually in the presence of large amounts of energy, subatomic particles come out to play. (windows2universe.org)
  • Most elements have a few stable isotopes, but many other isotopes are unstable, when the nucleus disintegrates spontaneously (radioactive decay) and these atoms (isotopes) are described as radioactive, emitting ionising (nuclear) radiation e.g. alpha, beta and gamma radiation in the process. (docbrown.info)
  • Once a gamma ray , alpha , or beta particle hits one of the atoms of gas inside the tube, an electron is knocked off and the atom has been ionized. (sparkfun.com)
  • Certain radioactive nuclei emit alpha particles. (cdc.gov)
  • is defined as a positively charged particle of a helium nuclei. (dummies.com)
  • Therefore, it's a positively charged particle of a helium nuclei. (dummies.com)
  • Alpha particles can be stopped by a thin layer of light material, such as a sheet of paper, and cannot penetrate the outer, dead layer of skin. (cdc.gov)
  • Although they can be stopped by a thin sheet of aluminum, beta particles can penetrate the dead skin layer, potentially causing burns. (cdc.gov)
  • Radiation is made up of high-energy particles or rays that can penetrate and damage the matter with which it comes into contact. (nih.gov)
  • These particles are highly energized, but because they are so large, can not penetrate matter very deeply, and can be stopped by a single sheet of paper. (nih.gov)
  • These are not as highly energized as alpha particles but can penetrate skin. (nih.gov)
  • Beta particles and gamma rays can penetrate one's body to cause great harm. (conservapedia.com)
  • Alpha particles can not penetrate your skin. (unitednuclear.com)
  • Beta particles can penetrate deeply into your skin. (unitednuclear.com)
  • They are external hazards, which can penetrate materials and travel much farther in matter than alpha and beta particles. (mn.us)
  • A beta particle, also called beta ray or beta radiation (symbol β), is a high-energy, high-speed electron or positron emitted by the radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus during the process of beta decay. (wikipedia.org)
  • The accompanying decay scheme diagram shows the beta decay of caesium-137. (wikipedia.org)
  • Phosphorus-32 is a beta emitter widely used in medicine and has a short half-life of 14.29 days and decays into sulfur-32 by beta decay as shown in this nuclear equation: 1.709 MeV of energy is released during the decay. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the process of beta decay, either an electron or a positron is emitted. (radiation-dosimetry.org)
  • Beta particles can therefore be emitted with any kinetic energy ranging from 0 to Q . By 1934, Enrico Fermi had developed a Fermi theory of beta decay , which predicted the shape of this energy curve. (radiation-dosimetry.org)
  • Am-241 is formed spontaneously by the beta decay of plutonium-241. (cdc.gov)
  • During the decay process, a radioactive element emits either an alpha or beta particle, which are sometimes accompanied by a gamma ray. (nih.gov)
  • Thorium-227 is an unstable radio-isotope that emits an alpha particle upon undergoing radioactive decay, explained Dr. Frank Lin, Chief of the Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Section at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). (nih.gov)
  • The most common types of nuclear radiation are alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, and the processes for each are respectively alpha decay , beta decay , and gamma decay . (conservapedia.com)
  • This decay releases about 4.3 MeV of kinetic energy, in the form of the motion of the alpha particle. (conservapedia.com)
  • As with the alpha decay, notice that the particle count is again conserved. (conservapedia.com)
  • Alpha, beta, and gamma decay are all ways that an unstable atom can decay into a more stable form. (khanacademy.org)
  • When Thorium performs beta decay and becomes protactinium, would the product be an ion since a proton was added, and a beta particle was released out of the atom, not keeping the charges equaled? (khanacademy.org)
  • Here, Radon-222 undergoes nuclear decay with the release of an alpha particle. (dummies.com)
  • 7 . What actually happens in alpha, beta and gamma radioactive decay and why? (docbrown.info)
  • and what is beta decay in terms of a nuclear equation? (docbrown.info)
  • Neutron bombardment of a stable isotope to make an unstable, but useful, radioactive-isotopes Balancing nuclear equations for alpha decay, beta minus decay and beta plus decay. (docbrown.info)
  • These revision notes on how to construct and balance nuclear equations for alpha emission decay, nuclear equations for beta minus (electron) emission decay, nuclear equations for beta plus (positron) emission decay and emission of gamma radiation should help with IGCSE/GCSE/ chemistry or physics courses and A/AS advanced level chemistry or physics courses. (docbrown.info)
  • Gamma radiation often accompanies radioactive decay by alpha particle or beta particle emission. (docbrown.info)
  • 2) The mode of radioactive decay (emission), i.e. alpha (helium nucleus), beta minus (electron) and beta plus (positron), or not at all for a stable nucleus, strongly depends on the neutron/proton ratio, how high the atomic number is and the energy state of the nucleus. (docbrown.info)
  • Radioactivity is the process of releasing energy, either by particles (α, β) or high-energy photons (γ, X-ray). (world-nuclear.org)
  • For the most part, materials that emit Alpha particles, also emit some Beta or Gamma radiation. (unitednuclear.com)
  • One main type of radiation, particle radiation, is the result of subatomic particles hurtling at tremendous speeds. (windows2universe.org)
  • Scientists study subatomic particles by examining the telltale trails, such as those shown here, their passage leaves behind in a bubble chamber. (windows2universe.org)
  • In 2006, Traer Bernstein2 wrote a pretty impressing particle physics library for Process- ing, which actually was the inspiration for this particle system toolbox in Matlab. (grin.com)
  • The fields of atomic physics and particle physics provide many valuable insights into the life cycles of stars , the forms of spaceborne radiation , and the way we can use spectra to study distant objects. (windows2universe.org)
  • Particle physics delves into scales even smaller than the atom as it sheds light on the worlds of subatomic physics. (windows2universe.org)
  • In the realms of quantum physics, the distinctions between particles and waves disappear, we lose our ability to define the locations of objects in favor of probabilistic descriptions of where particles are likely to be, and the mere act of observing a phenomenon can fundamentally alter its behavior. (windows2universe.org)
  • See also beta particle , gamma ray , neutron , x-ray . (cdc.gov)
  • This includes alpha particles, beta particles and neutron radiation as well as gamma rays and x-rays. (nih.gov)
  • The important point to realise right from the start is that radioactivity occurs when the UNSTABLE NUCLEUS of an atom undergoes a fundamental change (disintegration) that results in a different nucleus (of an atom) being formed and accompanied by the emission of alpha particles or beta particles or gamma radiation. (docbrown.info)
  • When passing through matter, a beta particle is decelerated by electromagnetic interactions and may give off bremsstrahlung x-rays. (wikipedia.org)
  • 7. Optimal radiation shielding for beta and bremsstrahlung radiation emitted by (89)Sr and (90)Y: validation by empirical approach and Monte Carlo simulations. (nih.gov)
  • 16. Monte Carlo simulation of beta particle-induced bremsstrahlung doses. (nih.gov)
  • According to Lin, who is the clinical authorized user for the radioactive administration of the thorium at the NIH Clinical Center, most current forms of systemic radiation therapy using radionuclides emits radiation particles that are very small such as beta particles. (nih.gov)
  • Due to the low penetrating power of Alpha particles, they are generally not a cause for concern, unless you ingest some material that emits Alpha radiation. (unitednuclear.com)
  • This characteristic spectrum is caused by the fact that either a neutrino or an antineutrino is emitted with emission of beta particle. (radiation-dosimetry.org)
  • Because neutrino radiation rates may be able to tell us about the nuclear reactions at the core of the Sun, scientists have gone to great lengths to try to devise detectors that sense these elusive particles. (windows2universe.org)
  • The neutrino is an extremely light (and possibly massless) neutral particle. (windows2universe.org)
  • The neutrino belongs to the family of leptons, the particles that interact through the so-called weak force. (windows2universe.org)
  • 8. Absorbed dose distributions from beta-decaying radionuclides: Experimental validation of Monte Carlo tools for radiopharmaceutical dosimetry. (nih.gov)
  • the positive beta particle is called a positron) and a helium-3 nucleus. (britannica.com)
  • The antibodies also helped reduce beta-amyloid plaques as seen on positron emission tomography (PET) scans and prevented the brain shrinkage that is common in people with Alzheimer's. (nih.gov)
  • Of the three common types of radiation given off by radioactive materials, alpha, beta and gamma, beta has the medium penetrating power and the medium ionising power. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term radiation refers to energies or particles given off by radioactive matter . (jrank.org)
  • Continuous working-level measurements using alpha or beta detectors. (cdc.gov)
  • The Bureau of Mines has investigated techniques of using gross alpha or beta detectors to continuously measure working levels. (cdc.gov)
  • However, the beta method avoids problems associated with alpha detectors and is therefore more useful. (cdc.gov)
  • In general, radiation detectors do not capture radiated particles. (jrank.org)
  • While these seeds can limit healthy tissues' exposure to radiation, their metal casing prevents the use of potent radiation particles, known as alpha and beta emitters, which are more effective at killing cancer cells. (nih.gov)
  • As Radon gas decays, it transmutes into a radioactive metal, Polonium which has a habit of sticking to small airborne dust particles. (unitednuclear.com)
  • Beta particles are a type of ionizing radiation and for radiation protection purposes are regarded as being more ionising than gamma rays, but less ionising than alpha particles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both of these processes contribute to the copious quantities of beta rays and electron antineutrinos produced by fission-reactor fuel rods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gamma rays, though not as powerful as alpha particles, are dangerous because they are so invasive. (nih.gov)
  • Contemporary jargon refers to alpha and beta particles and gamma rays , though quantum mechanics makes the two actually the same. (conservapedia.com)
  • Protons, cosmic rays, and alpha and beta particles are some of the most common types of particle radiation. (windows2universe.org)
  • The two types of particles annihilate each other, and each collision produces two gamma rays. (nih.gov)
  • Geiger Counter detects beta particles and gamma rays and X, called ionizing radiation, with great sensitivity. (eclats-antivols.fr)
  • Cosmic rays constantly bombard the Earth with high-energy particles and for the most part we do not notice them but some scientists believe that these rays may have played an important role in the evolution of life on the planet. (unexplained-mysteries.com)
  • From mining through processing to the fabrication of weapons or fuel rods for reactors, uranium and its products radiate particles that sicken and kill. (truthout.org)
  • Depleted uranium gives off alpha particles (and also beta particles to a lesser extent, and some gamma radiation) chiefly, alpha particles through the isotope Uranium238. (nih.gov)
  • 15. Calculation of beta dosimetry in radiation synovectomy using Monte Carlo simulation (EGS4). (nih.gov)
  • 19. Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) Modeling of the Cellular Dosimetry of 64Cu: Comparison with MIRDcell S Values and Implications for Studies of Its Cytotoxic Effects. (nih.gov)
  • A third type, gamma radiation , is not a particle but rather a high-energy form of electromagnetic radiation . (windows2universe.org)
  • In comparison to other beta radiation-emitting nuclides, the electron is moderately energetic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Radioactive strontium generates beta particles as it decays. (cdc.gov)
  • The ionizing or excitation effects of beta particles on matter are the fundamental processes by which radiometric detection instruments detect and measure beta radiation. (wikipedia.org)
  • This document describes a recommended method for the interpolation of particle concentration and filter Beta Ratio data when results are not otherwise available at the desired particle sizes. (iso.org)
  • positrons are electron-sized particles that have a positive charge. (nih.gov)
  • the distance is dependent on the particle energy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the beta particles given off by different radioactive materials vary in energy, most beta particles can be stopped by a few millimeters of aluminium. (wikipedia.org)
  • The shape of this energy curve depends on what fraction of the reaction energy ( Q value -the amount of energy released by the reaction) is carried by the massive particle. (radiation-dosimetry.org)
  • Alpha particles generally carry more energy than gamma or beta particles , and deposit that energy very quickly while passing through tissue. (cdc.gov)
  • The alpha particles' large size, relatively speaking, and high energy are key to understanding their health impacts. (world-nuclear.org)
  • But, the higher the mass or energy of the emitted particle, the more tumor damage can be done. (nih.gov)
  • We don't much notice these high-energy particles, but they may have played a role in the evolution of life on our planet. (unexplained-mysteries.com)
  • The radioactive isotope used in this proof-of-concept treatment is iodine-131 (or I-131), which releases high-energy particles known as beta particles. (nih.gov)
  • However, if these particles do manage to come into contact with unprotected, internal cells, by ingestion for example, they can be extremely harmful. (nih.gov)
  • Beta particles are also harmful when ingested, but since they are smaller they do not do as much internal damage. (nih.gov)
  • Alpha radiation is not considered an external hazard because the dead layer of skin will absorb all alpha particles with no harmful effect. (mn.us)
  • All types of fires create a mixture of toxic combustion products including liquids, gases, and particulate matter (a mixture of tiny solid particles and liquid droplets in the air). (cancer.org)
  • Beta particles have a medium penetrating power - they are stopped by a thin sheet of aluminum (such as aluminum foil) or plastic. (unitednuclear.com)
  • Being composed of charged particles, beta radiation is more strongly ionizing than gamma radiation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Traffic-related PM 2.5 was associated with decreased SDNN, and long-range transported PM 2.5 with decreased SDNN and HF, most strongly among persons not using beta blockers. (nih.gov)
  • We evaluated whether exposure misclassification, effect modification by medication, or differences in particle composition could explain the inconsistencies. (nih.gov)
  • Our results suggest that differences in the composition of particles, beta-blocker use, and obesity of study subjects may explain some inconsistencies among previous studies on HRV. (nih.gov)
  • The intense beta radiation from the fuel rods of swimming pool reactors can thus be visualized through the transparent water that covers and shields the reactor (see illustration at right). (wikipedia.org)
  • What were the results of the alpha particle scattering experiment? (brainscape.com)
  • The multi-clade H5N1 VLPs were prepared by using a recombinant baculovirus expression system and evaluated for functional hemagglutination and neuraminidase enzyme activities, particle size and morphology, as well as for the presence of baculovirus in the purified VLP preparations. (nih.gov)
  • When inside the human body, alpha particles can cause damage to the cells and to DNA as their size makes it more likely that it will interact with matter. (world-nuclear.org)
  • Beta particles are 1/8000th the size of an alpha particle, which means that it can travel further before being stopped, but a sheet of aluminium foil is enough to stop beta particles. (world-nuclear.org)
  • Equally, its small size results in its ionising power being considerably smaller than that of alpha particles (by about 10 times). (world-nuclear.org)
  • It is applicable for assessing conformance with existing fluid cleanliness and filter Beta Ratio specifications whereby the specification and actual test results are provided in different units of particle size, for example, the specification is in µm(c), but the particle counts or Beta Ratio data are in units of µm(b). (iso.org)
  • This document is also applicable when particle sizes in specifications and available data use the same units of particle size, but do not correspond to exactly the same sizes, for example, when particle counts at 20 µm(c) are specified, but data was collected at 21 µm(c). (iso.org)