nuclear radiation

Topics covered are :

  • Types of radiation (alpha, beta gamma)
  • Background radiation
  • radioactive materials
  • Structure of radiation
  • Handling radioactive materials
  • Promblems with radioactive materials
  • Ionisation
  • Uses of alpha radiation
  • uses of beta radiation
  • uses of gamma radiaiton
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Nuclear radiation



Types of radiation

Radio active materials are substances which give out nuclear radiation all the time.
Radioactivity involves a change in the structure of the radioactive atom and the
release of either: alpha, beta or gamma.
In radioactivity the unstable nucleus is changed into a new nucleus and…

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Some radioactive waste can be reprocessed but often it has to be disposed of.
With lowlevel radioactive waste it is sealed and buried in land fill sites. Higher level
radioactive waste is mixed with sugar and bonded with glass in a steel cylinder under
ground.
Radioactive waste can be a…

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Beta can be used in paper thickness machines to measure the thickness of the
paper. The thicker the material, the more radiation is absorbed and the less
radiation reaches the detector. It then sends signals to the equipment that adjusts the
thickness of the material.


Uses of gamma radiation

Gamma…

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