Physics-Ionising Radiation

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Name three examples of ionising radiation
ultra-violet,x rays,gamma rays
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What are gamma rays,ultra-violet and X-rays able to do?
damage cells by the energy they carry
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How long will some waste material from nuclear power stations remain radioactive for?
thousands of years
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Name the three forms of radiation
Alpha particles,beta particles and gamma rays
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How can alpha be stopped?
by a sheet of paper or a few centimetres of air
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How can beta be stopped?
by a few mm of aluminium
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What can Gamma rays pass through?
several metres of lead and concrete
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What are gamma rays,ultra-violet and X-rays able to do?

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damage cells by the energy they carry

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How long will some waste material from nuclear power stations remain radioactive for?

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Name the three forms of radiation

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How can alpha be stopped?

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