beta particle

Alpha Particle
Alpha Particle

Alpha radiation consists of helium nuclei and is readily stopped by a sheet of paper. Beta radiation, consisting of electrons or positrons, is halted by an aluminum plate. Gamma radiation is dampened by lead.

A beta particle, sometimes called beta ray, denoted by the lower-case Greek letter beta (β), is a high-energy, high-speed electron or positron emitted in the radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus, such as a potassium-40 nucleus, in the process of beta decay. Two forms of beta decay, β− and β+, respectively produce electrons and positrons. Beta particles are a type of ionizing radiation. Wikipedia, Beta Particle

See Also

Alpha Particle
Cosmic Rays
Figure 9.14 - Wave Flow and Phase as function of Particle Rotation
Figure 9.15 - Wave Flow and Wave Length as function of Particle Oscillatory Rotation
gamma rays
God Particle
K particle
No particles in nucleus - Russell
particle of matter
particle physics
Particles and Corpuscles
standard model elementary particles
Table of Quantum Particles
ultimate particle of Creation

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