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Rays of low penetrative power consisting of slow electrons or other particles ejected from atoms by the impact of ionizing radiation.
- ‘In the case of a high range cut (i.e. energy loss without delta ray production) for thick absorbers the following condition should be fulfilled.’
- ‘The fraction due to delta rays and capacitive coupling has been increased to 24% for the first stack and to 19% for the other stacks.’
- ‘If you set the delta ray threshold to infinity (which is a possibility, but not recommended) all the energy lost will be deposited instead at the loss point.’
- ‘They suggest that delta ray action rarely produces DSBs at locations away from a primary ion track, and that the average energy per delta ray has little biological importance.’
- ‘These are all negative particles which, like the delta rays turn to the left.’
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