ionising radiation

HideShow resource information

Ionistation cause cell in living tissue to mutate usually causing cancer. Radiation will ionise atoms in living cell - this can damage them and cause cancer. An atom contain a central nucleus containing protons and neutrons. Around this  are electrons. When  radiotion is absorbed , living cells are damaged. Atom in the molecules become ionised and these ions can cause cancer. Ionisation happen when electrons are knocked out of atoms and molecules neutral atom become charge. Alpha  randiation is most damaging inside the body. Beta and gamma radiation are most damaging outside the…


No comments have yet been made

Similar Physics resources:

See all Physics resources »See all Radioactivity resources »