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Nuclear decay

has lowest penetrating power; paper stops it alpha radiation
has highest penetrating power; lead or concrete partially stop it gamma radiation
pioneer of radiation research Marie Curie
used to detect radiation levels Geiger counter , Film badge
has medium penetrating power; stopped by metal foil beta radiation
decreasing levels of C-14 are used in this process carbon dating
nuclear energy source created from splitting 1 unstable nucleus into many nuclear fission
nuclear energy source from combining many lighter nuclei into 1 heavier nucleus nuclear fusion
cancer and radiation sickness negatives of radiation
detect and treat cancers benefits of radiation
time it takes for 50% of a radioactive source to decay half life
nuclear reactions with this element create much less nuclear waste Throrium
nuclear reactions with this element produces lots of energy and lots of nuclear waste Uranium
location of naturally occurring nuclear fusion stars
element created by alpha radiation Helium
type of reaction NOT affected by catalyst and cannot be sped up, slowed down or stopped nuclear
type of nuclear reaction that makes up 10% of the world's electricity nuclear fission
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