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DEFINITION OF ALPHA RADIATION ?
Alpha radiation is the least penetrating. It can be stopped (or absorbed) by a sheet of paper.
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DEFINITION OF BETA RADIATION ?
Beta radiation can penetrate air and paper. It can be stopped by a thin sheet of aluminium.
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DEFINITION OF GAMMA RADIATION ?
Gamma radiation is the most penetrating. Even small levels can penetrate air, paper or thin metal. Higher levels can only be stopped by many centimetres of lead, or many metres of concrete.
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DEFINITION OF IONISATION ?
Nuclear radiation ionises materials. This changes atoms or molecules into charged particles.
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WHERE DOES NUCLEAR RADIATION COME FROM ? NAME THE 3 TYPES OF NUCLEAR RADIATION ?
Nuclear radiation comes from the nucleus of an atom. Substances that give out radiation are said to be radioactive. ALPHA BETA GAMMA
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DEFINITION OF BETA RADIATION ?

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Beta radiation can penetrate air and paper. It can be stopped by a thin sheet of aluminium.

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DEFINITION OF GAMMA RADIATION ?

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DEFINITION OF IONISATION ?

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WHERE DOES NUCLEAR RADIATION COME FROM ? NAME THE 3 TYPES OF NUCLEAR RADIATION ?

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