alpha particle

Asked by  | 2nd Jan, 2013, 11:40: AM

Expert Answer:

Alpha particles have a mass of about 4 and a charge of +2, while beta particles have a mass of about 5x10-4 and a charge of -1. As such, the alpha particle interacts much more easily than the beta particle, and spends its energy more quickly.

Answered by  | 2nd Jan, 2013, 12:56: PM

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