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Beta radiation

  1. Oct 9, 2009 #1
    what is the difference between a beta particle and an electron in terms of its behaviour and pysical properties like mass etc..?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 9, 2009 #2
    There is no difference, it is the same object. A betha-particle is the original name coined when radioactivity was discovered. Later on it was demonstrated that the betha-rays are just electrons (or rarely positrons).
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