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30: The Nucleus
Particle Adventure Home Page
This page has an in-depth description of particles, plus it
includes a QuickTime movie and various links to a variety of
nuclear subjects. Start the Particle Adventure and describe
the standard model of the atom. Marie
and Pierre Curie This page, maintained by the Nobel Prize organization, details
the lives of the Curies. Why was their discoveries so important
that they won the Nobel Prize? Compare the Curies to other Nobel
Virtual Geiger Counter
Input the number of atoms and the decay constant of an element
and submit it for a sound file of a Geiger counterÔs clicks
for that sample.
This site has a detailed discussion of radiocarbon dating. How
is this method used to date the age of materials in nature?
Detectors and Americium This paper posted on this site gives an explanation of how
smoke detectors use radioactive elements. What are some possible
health risks from the radiation from smoke detectors?