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Atomic Energy Quiz

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TermDefinition
Nuclear Fusion Occurs when two or more small nuclei join together to form a larger, more massive nucleus
Beta Decay Decay that occurs when a nucleus releases a positron or an electron
Radioactivity The ability of the nuclei of some atoms to give off high-energy particle waves
Nuclear Radiation The collective name of high-energy particles and rays given off by the nuclei of atoms
Radioactive Decay The process in which high-energy particles and rays are released
Isotopes Atoms with the same number of protons (or the same atomic number) as other atoms of the same element but different numbers of neutrons
Nuclear Fission Occurs when a large nucleus splits, releasing energy and two smaller nuclei
Mass Number The sum of protons and neutrons in an atom
Gamma Rays High-energy light waves that are released from a radioactive nucleus during alpha decay and beta decay
Half-life The length of time it takes for one half of the nuclei of a radioactive isotope to decay
Alpha Decay Decay that occurs when a nucleus releases a particle consisting of two protons and nuetrons
Carbon 11 The isotope often used to determine the age of once living things
Nuclear Chan Reaction A continuous series of fission reactions
Created by: s.taboada