# What are the 3 types of nuclear radiation?

## What are the 3 types of nuclear radiation?

The three most common types of radiation are alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays.

## What are the 4 types of nuclear radiation?

Now, let’s look at the different kinds of radiation. There are four major types of radiation: alpha, beta, neutrons, and electromagnetic waves such as gamma rays.

What are the 3 types of radiation and their symbols?

Alpha, beta and gamma

Type of radiation Greek symbol Charge
Alpha α Positive 2+
Beta β Negative 1-
Gamma γ No charge

### What are the 5 types of radiation?

This includes:

• electromagnetic radiation, such as radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma radiation (γ)

### Where do gamma rays come from in a nuclear explosion?

Gamma rays are emitted during nuclear fission in nuclear explosions. A gamma ray, or gamma radiation (symbol γ or γ {displaystyle gamma } ), is a penetrating electromagnetic radiation arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei. It consists of the shortest wavelength electromagnetic waves and so imparts the highest photon energy.

What are the three types of nuclear radiation?

Nuclear radiation There are three main types of ionising radiation emitted from the unstable nuclei of radioactive atoms – these are alpha, beta and gamma radiation.

## What kind of radiation does a nuclear gauge contain?

Gauges can contain a gamma, beta or neutron radiation source. Different sources are used depending on what the nuclear gauge is measuring. Radiation from a nuclear gauge does not make the materials it measures radioactive. Nuclear gauges are either fixed or portable. Fixed nuclear gauges are permanently mounted in a location.

## What kind of radiation is emitted during nuclear fission?

Gamma rays are emitted during nuclear fission in nuclear explosions. A gamma ray or gamma radiation (symbol γ or γ {\\displaystyle \\gamma } ), is a penetrating electromagnetic radiation arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei.