Detection of Radioactivity

Detection of Radioactivity problem 7

During a fire in a laboratory storeroom, some radioactive material was spilled. A firefighter detected radiation through the lead-lined walls of the storeroom. The radiation was emitted by the radioactive material.

Which type of radiation was being detected?

  • α-particles

  • β-particles

  • γ-rays

  • X-rays


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