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Beta particle

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A beta particle, sometimes called beta ray, denoted by the lower-case Greek letter beta is a ... Being composed of charged particles, beta radiation is more strongly ionizing than gamma radiation. W...

What is a beta particle made up of? | Reference.com

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A beta particle is made up of a positron or an electron that has been emitted when an atom undergoes beta decay. Beta particle emission is different from alpha ...

Beta Radiation

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Beta decay is a radioactive process in which an electron is emitted from the ... on the radioactive atom), beta particles will travel up to several meters in air, and ...

Types of Radiation: Gamma, Alpha, Neutron, Beta & X-Ray ...

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Ionizing radiation takes a few forms: Alpha, beta, and neutron particles, and ... Due to the smaller mass, it is able to travel further in air, up to a few meters, and ...

ChemTeam: Discovery of Alpha and Beta Radiation

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I. History leading up to the Discovery of Alpha and Beta Radiation ... Since Becquerel has discovered that his "uranium rays" also made gases conducting, ...

Beta Decay

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Beta particles are electrons or positrons (electrons with positive electric charge, or antielectrons). Beta decay occurs when, in a nucleus with too many protons or  ...

GCSE Nuclear Radiation: Types of Radioactivity

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(Atoms are almost entirely made of empty space!) ... You can heat the substance up, subject it to high pressure or strong magnetic fields - in fact, ... an alpha particle (we use the symbol ); a beta particle (symbol ); a gamma ray (symbol ) ...

Radioactivity - HyperPhysics

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The most common types of radiation are called alpha, beta, and gamma ... Composed of two protons and two neutrons, the alpha particle is a nucleus of the  ...

What is radioactivity?| Explore | physics.org

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It comes in three main types – named alpha, beta and gamma for the first three letters ... An alpha particle is identical to a helium nucleus, being made up of two  ...

ChemTeam: Answers to General Radioactivity Questions

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1) A positively charged particle made up of two protons and two neutrons and ... 12) During (alpha, beta, gamma) decay, a neutron in the nucleus decays into a ...

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Alpha, Beta and Gamma Rays - Pass My Exams: Easy exam ...

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Radioactivity. Radioactivity is the process in which unstable atomic nuclei spontaneously decompose to form nuclei with a higher stability by the release of  ...

NRC: Radiation Basics

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Atoms are made up of various parts; the nucleus contains minute particles called protons ... Alpha Particles; Beta Particles; Gamma Rays and X-Rays; Neutrons ...

What is Beta Radiation? - Universe Today

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The realization – by Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie, in 1934 – that some beta radiation is composed of positrons, rather than electrons, had to wait until positrons ...