An example of electron emission (β<sup>−</sup> decay) is the decay of carbon-14 into
nitrogen-14: 14 6C → ... The emitted electron or positron is known as a beta
Some beta emitters, however, produce very low energy, poorly penetrating
radiation that may be difficult or impossible to detect. Examples of these are ...
Examples of some alpha emitters: radium, radon, uranium, thorium. ... Beta
radiation can penetrate human skin to the "germinal layer," where new skin cells
In air, beta particles can travel a few hundred times farther than alpha ...
Examples of radioactive materials that give off beta particles are hydrogen-3 (
"These experiments show that the uranium radiation is complex and that there
are present at least two distinct ... Here is an example of a beta decay equation:.
When a nucleus ejects a beta particle, one of the neutrons in the nucleus is ... For
example, when rhenium-187 decays (which has a Z of 75) by beta decay, ...
The 3 types of radiation to be considered in this section are: alpha, beta and
gamma ... Examples of these other partilcles are: protons, neutrons and positrons
Some examples of radiation make this concept much clearer. ... Cosmic rays;
Alpha rays; Beta rays; Medical imaging equipment; Ionization of food;
Example A: Write the nuclear equation for an atom of emitting an a particle? ...
itself but very often gamma rays are emitted together with alpha or beta radiation.
Radiation can be absorbed by substances in its path. For example, alpha
radiation travels only a few centimetres in air, beta radiation travels tens of