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Is there an element that heats up when exposed to alpha/beta

  1. Apr 4, 2013 #1
    I am just curious

    Is there an element/alloy that heats up when exposed to a radioactive element
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2013 #2

    davenn

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    I would expect anything to heat up when exposed to alpha or beta particles.
    After all any material is going to absorb the energy from those particles and that would result in heating

    lets see what others say :)

    Dave
     
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