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Study - Atoms and Radiation

Our best links about studying atoms and radiation. Covering radioactivity, half life, ionisation, fusion and fission.

1. Nuclear Radiation Rated: 4/5 by users

Nuclear Radiation

A good overview on the basics of radioactivity : the different types of radiation, sources, uses, dangers of radioactivity etc

2. Halflife Rated: 4/5 by users


Half life is the amount of time it takes for half of the atoms in a sample to decay. Find out more here.

3. What is Ionizing Radiation? Rated: 3/5 by users

What is Ionizing Radiation?

A good website explaining ionizing radiation from the World Health Organisation

4. Ionising Radiation and Health Rated: 4/5 by users

Ionising Radiation and Health

Radiation can interact with surrounding matter to produce positively and negatively charged particles (a type of electricity). This process is called ionisation, hence the term ionizing radiation.

5. What is ionising radiation? Alpha, beta and gamma Rated: 3/5 by users

What is ionising radiation? Alpha, beta and gamma

Revision website about ionising radiation and the properties of alpha, beta and gamma

6. NPL Beginners' Guide - Ionising Radiation Rated: 4/5 by users

NPL Beginners' Guide - Ionising Radiation

An introduction to ionising radiation and the measurement standards involved.

7. About Fusion! Rated: 4/5 by users

About Fusion!

This is what The Internet Plasma Physics Education Experience (IPPEX) is all about! The following pages, are full of information on Fusion and Fusion Power, and will help you dive into the basic understanding of the Power of the Universe!

8. Basic nuclear fission Rated: 1/5 by users

Basic nuclear fission

Nuclear fission explained simply.

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