Radioactivity

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Half-life
Time taken for half of the radioactive atoms now present to decay
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Compared to isotopes
Different for different radioactive isotopes
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Background radiation
Human activity, Earth, Living things and Space
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Measured in
Becquerels
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Nuclear Fission
Splitting of nuclei into 2 daughter particles and 3 neutrons
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Chain Reaction
neutron collides with another radioactive element
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Control Rods
Absorb excess neutrons stopping the reaction completely
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Moderator
Slows neutrons down so they successfully collide with the radioactive element
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Compared to isotopes

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Different for different radioactive isotopes

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Background radiation

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Measured in

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Nuclear Fission

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