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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.
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


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


Uman Nulla


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

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