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Aakash Sunkari

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- What is the general "degree" to which energy reduction/deflection occurs in a solid geometry vs a hollow geometry? Are there any modelling tools/software that can calculate this?

Hello all. I'm an undergraduate student looking to conduct an experiment with an isotope that undergoes beta decay.

I am curious as to the degree to which the isotope geometry will reduce the energy of/deflect beta particles emitted from the isotope. By geometry, I mean the "shape" of the isotope. For example, a solid disc of an isotope is definitely going to have more electron collisions/deflections than a thin, hollow, spherical geometry. However, I would assume that this would be to a lesser degree than particles emitted through alpha decay or fission.

Let us assume an isotope which decays 100 times in an hour with an average

I know this question is very non-specific, but I guess a general "degree" to which energy reduction/deflection occurs in a solid geometry vs a hollow geometry would be helpful. Additionally, if there are any modelling tools/software I could use to calculate this that you all are aware of, please do share.

Thank you in advance!

I am curious as to the degree to which the isotope geometry will reduce the energy of/deflect beta particles emitted from the isotope. By geometry, I mean the "shape" of the isotope. For example, a solid disc of an isotope is definitely going to have more electron collisions/deflections than a thin, hollow, spherical geometry. However, I would assume that this would be to a lesser degree than particles emitted through alpha decay or fission.

Let us assume an isotope which decays 100 times in an hour with an average

*β*energy of 2 MeV. Roughly, what percent energy reduction/deflection would we see in a solid geometry vs a hollow geometry?I know this question is very non-specific, but I guess a general "degree" to which energy reduction/deflection occurs in a solid geometry vs a hollow geometry would be helpful. Additionally, if there are any modelling tools/software I could use to calculate this that you all are aware of, please do share.

Thank you in advance!