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Part A: Introduction (00:42)

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Nuclear radiation consists of particles emitted from the nuclei of certain types of atoms. Beta and gamma are types of nuclear radiation.

Part B: Beta-Minus Decay (05:03)

Beta-minus is one of the two types of beta decay. A beta-minus particle is a high-speed electron emitted during beta-minus decay that pushes away other electrons. Carbon-14 is a beta-minus emitter.

Part C: Gamma Radiation (03:00)

Gamma rays are high-energy, high-penetrating electromagnetic waves. Gamma rays emit at the same time as an alpha or beta-minus particle.

Part D: Comparing Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Radiation (03:19)

Alpha, beta-minus, and gamma are three types of nuclear radiation. Compare their composition, charge, mass, initial speed, penetrating ability, and ability to ionize atoms.

Part E: Putting Beta-Minus and Gamma Radiation to Wave (05:01)

Gamma radiation from cobalt-60 can sterilize medical equipment. Experts use radioactive iodine-123 to diagnose thyroid problems.

Credits: Episode 3: Beta-Minus and Gamma Radiation (Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation) (00:36)

Credits: Episode 3: Beta-Minus and Gamma Radiation (Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation)

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Episode 3: Beta-Minus and Gamma Radiation (Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation)

Part of the Series : Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation
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In Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation Episode 3: Beta-Minus and Gamma Radiation, we look at what beta-minus and gamma radiation are and at how they are put to good use in medicine and in industry.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL285159

Copyright date: ©2023

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