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The three types of radiation are;

alpha, beta, gamma

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Alpha particles are

slow moving, positively charged. They are helium

3

Beta particles are

electrons. They are fast moving an negatively charged. They are 0 e-
-1

4

Gamma waves have

no charge. Gamma radiation has the greatest penetration power.

5

Paper stops

alpha

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Aluminum stops

Beta

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Lead or thick concrete stops

Gamma

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The time taken for a radioactive element to drop by half is its

half life

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Carbon-14 is used to

date archaeological specimens