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  1. Mar 29, 2008 #1
    Hello,

    I have got a assignment... there is a question what is the electron and beta rays? i have searched alot but i cannot undersatnd it..can someone plz explain me..I shall be thankful to you..

    regards,
    samar
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2008 #2
    Electron is a part of atom. A particle that "orbits" nucleus made out of protons and neutrons. vis: http://www.eskom.co.za/nuclear_energy/fuel/atom.jpg
    Beta radiation is a bunch of beta particles (high energy electron or positron - the anti-electron) created in beta decay. Such as in nuclear reactor.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2008 #3

    tiny-tim

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    Welcome to PF!

    hi samar! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    A very good place to look for things is wikipedia.

    Just go the the homepage, and type the word or phrase you want into the search box:

     
  5. Mar 29, 2008 #4
    If your still having trouble, post the entire question. We'll have more to work with.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2008 #5
    thank you very much for replying...i have one more question
    what is the similarity between electron and beta rays?
    reagards,
    samar
     
  7. Mar 29, 2008 #6

    tiny-tim

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    Hi samar :smile:

    "There are two forms of beta decay, β− and β+, which respectively give rise to the electron and the positron."


    For more, of course, see the full article! :smile:
     
  8. Mar 29, 2008 #7
    thanx alot it gave me alot of help

    just one more question:)

    actually that time i want to ask the difference between both of electron and beta rays?
     
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