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A helium nucleus emitted by some radioactive substances, originally regarded as a ray.
- ‘A beta particle is an electron that could make it just a little way into the skin, while an alpha particle is a charged helium nucleus that will bounce right off of you.’
- ‘Because the alpha particle (the helium nucleus) with two protons and two neutrons is especially cohesive, the release of nuclear material is often in this form.’
- ‘The neutron is a better hammer than the alpha particle for smashing nuclei.’
- ‘The alpha particle is emitted by certain radioactive elements as they decay to a stable element.’
- ‘Scientists from a government-funded medical research laboratory at Harwell in Oxfordshire have produced the first direct proof that a single alpha particle emitted by uranium can damage human cells.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.