A straight current carrying conductor produces a magnetic field around it. Is there a similar magnetic field produced around a thin beam of moving (1)alpha particles(2)neutrons? also give reason for your answer.

Asked by  | 11th Sep, 2013, 06:07: PM

Expert Answer:

(i) Alpha particles being positively charged constitute a current in the direction of motion, therefore magnetic field will be produced around a thin beam of moving alpha particles.
(ii) The neutrons being electrically neutral constitute no current, so no magnetic field will be produced around a thin beam of moving neutrons.

Answered by  | 12th Sep, 2013, 04:13: PM

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