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Beta rays

  1. Apr 17, 2003 #1
    can beta rays target alpha rays? like specific atoms etc.?
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  3. Apr 17, 2003 #2


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    You can't hit a specified nucleus. However, you can accelerate a large group of electrons (beta rays are simply epectrons resulting from beta decay) to hit a group of He4 nuclei (also accelerated) (alpha rays are He4 nuclei produced by alpha decay) and you will get the interaction. I don't believe anything of much interest will result.
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