A beta particle is an electron emitted from the nucleus of an atom that has undergone beta decay. The electron is called a beta particle as a way of distinguishing it from the electrons present in the atom's shell. More »

A beta particle is made up of a positron or an electron that has been emitted when an atom undergoes beta decay. Beta particle emission is different from alpha and gamma radiation, which consist of helium nuclei and high... More »

According to Encyclopædia Britannica, a beta particle can have either a negative charge (if it is an electron) or a positive charge (a positron). Beta particles are emitted by unstable atomic nuclei. The emission of beta... More »

According to Encyclopædia Britannica, a beta particle can have either a negative charge (if it is an electron) or a positive charge (a positron). Beta particles are emitted by unstable atomic nuclei. The emission of beta... More »

The term "charged particle" may refer to an ion, an electron, a proton, a positron, an alpha particle, an atomic nucleus that contains no electrons or another particle carrying a positive or negative charge. For example,... More »

The neutron is a subatomic particle found in the nucleus of the atom and has no charge. The number of neutrons in the nucleus is different for different elements. In some cases, the number of neutrons can vary within ato... More »

The difference between alpha and beta decay is that during alpha decay, an atomic nucleus ejects an alpha particle, which is identical to a helium nucleus with no electrons, while during beta decay, the nucleus ejects an... More »

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