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CIE Atomic Physics
In this section we look inside the atom and the subatomic world. This is where things start to get really strange!
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Atoms [FREE] - Never trust an atom - they make up everything!
Nuclear Radiation - Unstable isotopes emit particles from their nucleus
Background Radiation - You can't escape it, you are currently being irradiated
Nuclear Equations - These show what happens when alpha, beta and gamma are emitted
Half-life - The time it takes for the number of nuclei in a sample to halve
Hazards of Radiation - There are a few dangers....
Fission and Fusion - Releasing energy from splitting, or joining, nuclei