alpha particle


Knocks Down Buildings.....

a: Alpha particle ~
b: wrecking ball

What: "Alpha particles are helium nuclei denuded of electrons -- which as they travel rip off the electons of other atoms and molecules. Unlike Beta particles which are small like electrons, the Alpha particles are bigger and can knock molecules apart, sometimes causing birth defects. If the Beta particla is like a bee-bee or a pea, the alpha particle is like a wrecking ball."

Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 15 2013 6:44 PM

Dna As Farmres Market

a: Alpha particle ~
b: an out of Control Mack Tuck

What: The real number is more like 800-1000 cells, per alpha particle impact. Because the alpha particle is like a "an out of Control Mack Tuck Careening through the Farmers Market with a confused and inept driver" A discussion of how high energy particles can damage tissue.

Writer: fossilfreedom
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 15 2013 6:46 PM

Molecular Recoil.... Is A Bitch.....

a: The alpha particle ~
b: cannonball

What: "The alpha particle is like a cannonball," Robertson said. "It's powerful with high energy. Except, when it is released, the cannon goes in the other direction. We wanted to make sure that when we let the alpha particles out, we don't use much energy."

Writer: J. David Robertson. Profressor
Date: Jul 15 2013 6:40 PM

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