Bremsstrahlung Definition

The electromagnetic radiation given off by a high-energy particle, as an electron, when suddenly accelerated or retarded by an electric field or by another charged particle, as an atomic nucleus.
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Origin of Bremsstrahlung

  • German Bremse brake (from Middle Low German premse) (from pramen to press) Strahlung radiation (from strahlen to radiate) (from Strahl ray) (from Middle High German strāle) (from Old High German strāla arrow, stripe ster-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • German Bremse, brake + Strahlung, radiation

    From Wiktionary

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