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CLIP 10680

A comparison of alpha, beta and gamma

A comparison of alpha, beta and gamma

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Key Info
  • A comparison of alpha, beta and gamma
  • Duration: 02:02
  • The presenters use animations to compare the speed and penetration of alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Gamma is seen as the fastest and most highly penetrating, but alpha is the most strongly ionising.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Radioactivity - Types

  • Keywords: alpha, beta, gamma, radioactivity, ionisation, radiation
Ideas for use in class
  • To illustrate the nature of different types of radiation. This clip follows on from Clip 10679 (Alpha, beta and gamma radiation).
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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