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Radio isotopes

  1. Jun 3, 2012 #1
    I need to question that what does radio isotopes emits?Alpha,Beta,Gamma or all particles?
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2012 #2

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    Radioactive isotopes emit a variety of particles alpha (he4 nucleus), beta- (electron), beta+ (positron), protons, neutrons, usually accompaned by gamma rays (photons).

    In addition when fissionable nuclei split you can get a many different things.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2012 #3
    All beta decay radioisotopes also emit neutrinos.
     
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