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icon THE PHENOMENON

THE PHENOMENON

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IN DAILY LIFE

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QUESTION OF DOSES

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AT THE DOCTOR’S

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At the laboratory

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At the museum

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

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RADIOACTIVE WASTE

The aim of this web site is to explain radioactivity and its applications to the general public.

Alpha rays or particles (α)

Heavy unstable nuclei decay by emitting nuclei of helium atom called alpha particles (α) Alpha particles are constituted by two protons and two neutrons. Among the light nuclei, this assemblage has a remarkable stability that makes it emitted during radioactive decay.

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