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icon THE PHENOMENON

THE PHENOMENON

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IN DAILY LIFE

icon QUESTION OF DOSES

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.

Elementary electric charge (e)

The possession of an electrical charge is allows the electrons and protons to interact through electric and magnetic forces. It also gives them the ability to emit or absorb electromagnetic waves or photons, ranging from light and ultraviolet photons to X-rays and gamma-rays.

All electric charges are multiples of an elementary charge e, whose value is extremely small : 1,6 x 10-19 Coulomb.

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