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Decay and Ionizing Radiation

What is Ionizing Radiation?

An unstable nucleus emits particles and energy. This process is called decay.

These particles or energy are collectively called radiation.

Radiation can be ionizing or non-ionizing. If the energy of radiation is high enough to remove electrons from atoms, thus creating positively charged ions, it is called ionizing radiation.

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Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>