Radiation Types

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  • Created on: 06-06-18 09:11

Radiation Types

Some atomic isotopes are unstable and emit radiation sp 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

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Mr Davis

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

MGH

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

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