Radioactive Decay 

This program investigates radioactivity. There are three experiments....measuring the background radioactivity....testing for alpha, beta and gamma radiation...measuring the half-life of radon. The GM tube and ratemeter measure the random activity rate every second. The activity level is shown on a graph as this happens. Different absorbers can be put in front of the GM tube to test for penetration ability of radiation from a uranium nucleus. A radon source can be chosen and its activity measured as it decays. Half-life can be measured graphically.   Results can be printed out as readings and a graph.

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