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Alpha release

2p
2n

1

Beta release

Electron

2

Gamma release

Energy

3

Amount of energy
Alpha beta gamma

Gamma high
Beta med
Alpha low

4

Stops gamma

Lead

5

Stops beta

6mm aluminum

6

Stops alpha

Paper

7

Atomic mass
Alpha

Decreases by 4

8

Atomic mass
Beta

Doesn't change

9

Atomic mass
Gamma

Doesn't change

10

Atomic #
Alpha

Decreases by 2

11

Atomic #
Beta

Increases by 1

12

Atomic #
Gamma

Doesn't change

13

Fission definition

Splitting of nucleus into two or more nuclei

14

Fission conditions

Fast neutrons
Greater than iron

15

Fission energy required

Little

16

Fission natural occurrences

Doesn't occur in nature

17

Fusion definition

Combining lighter nuclei to form heavier nuclei

18

Fusion conditions

Less than iron
High temp and pressure

19

Fusion energy

High energy

20

Fusion natural occurrence

Stars and sun

21

Benefits and drawbacks of nuclear power

Good:
No smoke
Developed tech
Efficient

Cons
Expensive
High risk for accident
Long construction time