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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.

’Light of the nuclei’ , gamma rays (γ) ar e photons naturally emitted by nuclei left in an excited state after alpha or beta decays or neutron captures. The nucleus gets rid of its energy excess by emitting a gamma. The emission coincide with a change of spin and a rearrangement of the nucleus, but is not a disintegration. The energy of these gamma are currently about a hundred thousand or million electronvolts. Gamma are more penetrating than X-rays and require efficient screening for radioprotection.

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X-rays

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