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Either or both particles and electromagnetic radiation can be emitted from the nucleus during radioactive decay.

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What describes particles or electromagnetic radiation emitted from the nucleus during radioactive decay?

Nuclear radiation

What happens when an unstable nucleus undergoes radioactive decay?

Particles or electromagnetic radiation are emitted.

The particles and rays that are emitted by a radioactive material are known as?


What is the spontaneous disintegration in which particles and or electromagnetic radiation are emitted?


Are x-rays emitted during radioactive decay?

Yes they are. Nearly all kinds of electromagnetic radiation are emitted during radioactive decay

What is a description of each type of radiation?

Alpha "radiation" (particles) consists of helium nuclei emitted by nuclear decay and by fission. Beta "radiation" (particles) consists of electrons or positrons emitted Gamma radiation is a high frequency electromagnetic emission from nuclear fission and from irradiated particles, including fallout. Neutron radiation (particles) consists of non-charged particles given off in both fission and fusion reactions. These can produce unstable or radioactive isotopes in stable elements.

What does gamma ray use for?

Electromagnetic radiation emitted during radioactive decay and having an extremely short wavelength.

Are beta particles a form of electromagnetic energy?

No. Beta particles are high energy electrons or positrons emitted in radioactive decay events, they are not "photons", the particle analog of electromagnetic energy.

Which of the following is not a component of the radiation emitted by a radioactive sample a.alpha radiation radiation c.gamma radiation d.beta radiation?

Radioactive substances can emit alpha particles, gamma radiation (gamma rays) and beta radiation (beta particles). What they do not emit is delta radiation.It causes transmutation.It has a mass of 4 amus.

Does radiation require the presence of particles of matter?

Not necessarily.If you are referring to the spectrum of electromagneticradiation like gamma, X, UV, visible, infra red, thermal,microwave, shortwave, radio/TV waves, they are pureenergy radiation.If you are referring to the radiation emitted by radioactiveelements you have:Alfa radiation. Consists of high energy (kinetic energy)helium nucleus (particles).Beta radiation. High energy (kinetic energy) neutrons (particles).Gamma radiation. Very small wavelength Electromagneticradiation (pure energy).

What radiation is emitted by the sun?

Sun emits electromagnetic radiation

On the atomic level what causes an electromagnetic wave to be emitted?

On any level the movement of charge carriers (electrons, protons etc) cause EM radiation to be emitted. Gamma rays are also emitted as the result of some radioactive decay reactions All radioactive decay reactions produce EM radiation of some kind because they involve the movement of charge carriers such as the ejection of alpha particles (double positive charge).

What is the similarity between alpha and beta particles?

Both may be emitted during radioactive decay. Both are ionizing radiation.

What type of radiation does P-32 emit?

The radioactive decay of Phosphorus-32 emits only betaparticles (i.e. electrons) with a halflife of slightly longer than two weeks. No electromagnetic radiation at all is emitted.

What is Electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from the sun?

The sun emits electromagnetic radiation in form of Gamma Rays X-Rays UV rays and other electromagnetic radiation and cosmic radiation is emitted during Galactic Alignment by Proton-Proton cycle.

What is the term for energy emitted as electromagnetic waves?


What two types of radiation are not emitted by radioactive substances?

Beta and Gamma radiation

What type of radiation emitted by radioactive nuclei is negatively charged?

Beta radiation

What type of radiation is emitted by a cellular phone?

Cellular phones emit electromagnetic (EM) radiation. The emitted radiation is in the microwave band of frequencies.

Which Of the main types of radiation emitted from naturally radioactive isotopes which is the most penetrating?

In descending order of penetration:-gamma rays.neutrons.beta particles.alpha particles.

What is a high energy ray emitted from some radioactive atoms that is not affected by a magnetic field?

This is a gamma ray. It is very high frequency electromagnetic radiation.

What is the difference between electromagnetic waves and radiation?

All electromagnetic (EM) waves are radiation, but not all radiation is an EM wave. The radioactive decay processes known as alpha decay and beta decay, in which a helium nucleus and an electron are emitted from an atomic nucleus, respectively, are two additional forms of radiation, and they aren't EM radiation. More generally, radiation refers to anything that has been, or is being, emitted outward from something.

What things are electromagnetic radiation emitting from?

Electromagnetic radiation is emitted from many different things. Some of the things that emit electromagnetic radiation are microwaves, x-rays and radios.

What are the isotopes that give off energy and emit particles are known as?

Isotopes that emit particles and give off energy are known as "radioactive" isotopes. The particles they emit generally come in the form of α-radiation i.e α particles (helium nucleus), and ß-radiation, i.e. ß-particles (electron or positron). Some small amount of neutrons may be emitted by an isotope as a byproduct of α-radiation. The primary energy emitted by radioactive isotopes is gamma radiation and heat; the heat comes from the effect of α-, ß and gamma radiation being absorbed by the surrounding materials.

What particles in an atom are light particles?

Electrons are the lighter particles of an atom. If you are referring to the phenomena of light in electromagnetic radiation the particles are called photons. They are not part of an atom as such but can be emitted or absorbed by atoms under certain circumstances.

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