Last time I have discussed the properties of alpha particles. Toady let us discuss the important properties or characteristics of beta (β) particles:
- A beta (β)- particle carries 1.6 x 10-19 C of negative charge, which is the charge on an electron.
- The mass of β-particle is 9.1 x 10-31 kg, which is the same as that of electron.
- The velocity of β-particles ranges from 33% to 99% of the velocity of light. Continue reading “Properties of beta particles”