Physics: Matter & Radiation

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What is the nature of an alpha particle?
2 protons and 2 neutrons
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What happens in Beta- decay?
A neutron splits into a proton and an electron; Antineutrino is also released.
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What happens in Beta+ decay?
Proton splits to form a neutron and an electron; neutrino is also released.
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What occurs in annihilation?
Particle meets its antiparticle and they destroy each other and become radiation.
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What occurs in pair production?
Gamma photon changes into a particle and an antiparticle
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What is electron capture?
Inner shell electron of an atom is captures by the nucleus. Feinmman diagram is proton to neutron and electron to neutrino.
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What happens in Beta- decay?

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A neutron splits into a proton and an electron; Antineutrino is also released.

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What happens in Beta+ decay?

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What occurs in annihilation?

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What occurs in pair production?

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