6.2 Atoms and radiation

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GCSE Physics (6 Nuclear physics) Flashcards on 6.2 Atoms and radiation, created by Anisha Rai on 05/22/2016.

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What are radioactive substances? Substances that give out radiation
which two places do background radiation come from? Natural sources such as rocks and cosmic rays from space Man-made sources such as the fallout from nuclear weapons testing and nuclear accidents
What is an alpha particle? Consists of two neutrons and two protons (helium nucleus)
What is a beta particle? An electron from the nucleus
What is gamma radiation? Electromagnetic radiation from the nucleus
What do nuclear equations show? Single alpha and beta decay
Which radiation is deflected by which magnetic fields? Alpha and beta by both Alpha deflected less than beta and in an opposite direction Gamma radiation is not deflected
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