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What is the electron and beta rays?

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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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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 [Broken]
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.
 
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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:

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