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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.

The proton is with the neutron, one of the constituents of the atomic nucleus, its counterpart. It is the nucleus of the hydrogen atom. Carrying a positive elementary charge +e and being 1836 times heavier than the electron, the proton is seen today as a small but complex particle. Protons, as neutrons, are sensitive to nuclear forces. The number of protons in the nucleus equals the number of electrons of the atom.

Similar definition(s) :

Neutrons

Electron

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