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Part A: Introduction (00:42)

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Nuclides that emit alpha radiation are called alpha emitters and used in space probes and some cancer treatments. Alpha radiation consists of alpha particles.

Part B: Alpha Particles (07:23)

All uranium isotopes are alpha emitters. The nuclei are unstable and emit alpha particles. Alpha particles always have two protons and two neutrons.

Part C: Putting Alpha Emission to Work (01:59)

The radioactive decay process in an alpha emitter creates heat. The nuclear energy of the alpha particle is converted into heat energy. One can use the heat energy to generate electricity, like in radioisotope thermoelectric generators.

Credits: Episode 2: Alpha Radiation (Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation) (00:39)

Credits: Episode 2: Alpha Radiation (Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation)

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Episode 2: Alpha Radiation (Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation)

Part of the Series : Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation
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In Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation Episode 2: Alpha Radiation, we look at what alpha particles are, introduce students to nuclear equations, and show how alpha-emitting substances are used to power space probes and to treat certain types of cancer.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL285158

Copyright date: ©2023

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