Uses of radioactivity (P4)

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  • Created on: 11-04-14 14:35

Finding a leak or blockage using gamma:

  • A source of gamma radiation is mixed with the fluid flowing through the pipe
  • The radiation detected at the surface after the leak or blockage will fall
  • The source used must be gamma as alpha or beta would not reach the detecctor

Half Life:

The time taken for half of the radioactive nuclei in a sample to decay…


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