Radiation comprising beta particles.
Radiation consisting of beta particles, which are electrons or positrons (positively charged electrons), emitted by certain elements in the course of radioactive decay, at speeds approaching the speed of light. Beta, the second letter of the Greek alphabet, is written as .
ionizing, particulate radiation having more penetrating power than alpha radiation.
Streams of beta particles are known as beta ray or beta radiation. Beta rays may cause skin burns and are harmful within the body. A thin sheet of metal can afford protection to the skin.
A high speed electron, small in mass, moderate penetrating abilities (e.g. unable to penetrate more
Emission of an electron (or a particle of equal weight to an electron but with a positive electrical charge) from a radionuclide. Less damaging than the same dose of alpha radiation but rather more penetrating. Can be stopped by a thin sheet of metal or plastic.
See Ionizing radiation.
radiation of beta particles during radioactive decay
A charged particle emitted from a nucleus during radioactive decay with a mass equal to 1/1837 that of a proton. A negatively charged beta particle is identical to an electron. A positively charged beta particle is called a positron. Large amounts of beta radiation may cause skins burns, and beta emitters are harmful if they enter the body. Beta particles are easily stopped by a thin sheet of metal or plastic.
High-energy electrons (beta particles) emitted from certain radioactive material. Can pass through 1 to 2 centimeters of water or human flesh and can be shielded by a thin sheet of aluminum. Beta particles are more deeply penetrating than alpha particles but, because of their smaller size, cause less localized damage.
A type of nuclear radiation that is more penetrating than alpha radiation and can damage skin tissue and harm internal organs.
Radiation consisting of beta particles, which are high-energy electrons emitted by unstable atomic nuclei. Radioactivity