P2 6.1 Observing Nuclear Radiation

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  • Observing Nuclear Radiation
    • Structure of an atom
      • Small central nucleus
      • Protons
      • Electrons
      • Neutrons
        • In the nucleus
          • Protons
    • Three types of radiation
      • Alpha
      • Beta
      • Gamma
    • Radioactive decay
      • Stabilises nuclei
      • Nuclei emit radiation and turn into other elements
      • Unpredictable
    • Background radiation
      • Around us all the time
      • Radiation from substances in the environment, from space and from devices such as x-ray tubes


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