Secondary emission

From Glossary of Meteorology

secondary emission

Emission of subatomic particles (and/or photons) stimulated by primary radiation, for example, cosmic rays impinging on other particles and causing them, by disruption of their electron configurations or even of their nuclei, to emit particles and/or photons in turn.

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