Hello all, I'm just learning about beta decay and the emission of beta particles. I have come to an understanding that this is ionising radiation because it has the ability to remove electrons and turn the molecules it interacts with into ions. I've looked on the Internet for this information but have not found anything detailing how a beta particle actually 'removes electrons'. Currently, I am lead to believe that annihilation occurs from the release of an positron, but have not found any credible source to back up this statement. This is all new to me, so excuse my ignorance.