P6 The Basics

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  • Created on: 03-04-13 15:13
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  • P6
    • Half-life is the time taken for half of the radioactive nuclei to decay
    • Vitrification: trapping waste in glass
    • Blocked by...
      • Alpha - paper
      • Beta - thin aluminum
      • Gamma - thick lead
    • Nuclear fusion converts mass into energy
    • E=mc^2
      • Nuclear fusion converts mass into energy
    • Radiation can be used for...
      • sterilising medical equipment
      • sterilising food
      • detecting diseases
    • radiation is measured in Sieverts (Sv) or millisieverts (mSv)
      • 2mSv = normal background radiation

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