Fr.: rayonnement de freinage, bremsstrahlung
The → electromagnetic radiation emitted by a → fast moving → charged particle when it passes within the strong → electric field of an → atomic nucleus and is → decelerated.
Bremsstrahlung, from Ger. Bremse "brake" + Strahlung "radiation," from strahlen "to radiate," from Strahl "ray," from O.H.G. strala "arrow, stripe;" PIE *ster- "to spread."
Fr.: Bremsstrahlung inverse
The absorption of a photon by an electron in a strong electric field. → bremsstrahlung.
→ inverse; → bremsstrahlung.
Fr.: rayonnement de freinage magnétique
Same as → synchrotron radiation.
→ magnetic; → bremsstrahlung.
Fr.: bremsstrahlung thermique
The emission of electromagnetic radiation from high temperature plasma, produced as electrons are deviated by positive ions. Same as → free-free emission
→ thermal; → bremsstrahlung.