Radiation Types

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  • Created on: 06-06-18 09:11

Radiation Types

Some atomic isotopes are unstable and emit radiation, they become more stable. This process is called Radioactive Decay.

Isotopes - Elements with a different number of Neutrons.

There are 3 types:

Alphaα

Betaβ

Gammaγ

Alpha

Description: Helium nucleus of 2 protons and 2 neutrons.

Electric charge: 2+

Relative atomic mass: 4

Penetration power: Goes through plastic and stops.

Ionising effect: Big/heavy so

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Mr Davis

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Clear and detailed explanation of the three radiation types, great for revision!

Gabrielle

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Thank you for the resource. Wish you well for your exams.

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Radiation Types

  • Created by: Gregory B
  • Created on: 06-06-18 09:11

Radiation Types

Some atomic isotopes are unstable and emit radiation, they become more stable. This process is called Radioactive Decay.

Isotopes - Elements with a different number of Neutrons.

There are 3 types:

Alphaα

Betaβ

Gammaγ

Alpha

Description: Helium nucleus of 2 protons and 2 neutrons.

Electric charge: 2+

Relative atomic mass: 4

Penetration power: Goes through plastic and stops.

Ionising effect: Big/heavy so

Comments

Mr Davis

Report

Clear and detailed explanation of the three radiation types, great for revision!

Gabrielle

Report

Thank you for the resource. Wish you well for your exams.