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Paper 5 ­ Nuclear physics

A GM tube will detect background radiation even when there is no source pointed directly at it. It is detecting background radiation. It is created by the following sources:
Air: Radon gas released from rocks emits alpha radiation
Ground and buildings: All rocks will contain…

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One proton decays to form one neutron and emits a positron. It has a +1 charge and negligible mass.
A
Z X = A 0 + 0
Z-1Y + 1 + 0e


This will move a nucleus to the right of the belt of stability towards it. It move NW.…

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Rearranging this equation gives you the formula for half life. This is the average time it takes for the number of undecayed nucleus to halve.
t 1 = ln2

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The mass of a nucleus is less than the mass of the individual nucleons added together. This is because the…

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Nuclear physics on one landscape A4 page? Yes please! Got any other similar documents?

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