Different Types of Radiation

Following are the three types of radiation that are commonly observed:

  • Alpha radiation: This radiation is heavy, consist of very short-range particles and are ejected by the Helium nucleus. This radiation cannot penetrate through human skin. Uranium is an example of alpha radiation.
  • Beta radiation: The particles in beta radiation are short-range and light-weighted. These radiations are ejected electrons. protection is provided with the help of clothing. Sulfur-35 is an example of beta radiation.
  • Gamma radiation: This is a highly penetrating electromagnetic radiation.

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