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Natural radioactivity usually results from nuclear reactions. In radioactivity, some heavier nuclei spontaneously transform into different nuclides. This results in emission of one or more kinds of radiations such as alpha, beta and gamma rays. Out of these gamma rays are short wavelength electromagnetic waves, hence uncharged and highly penetrating inside matter. The purpose of this task is to find the penetration of γ rays through lead or aluminum sheets. We will be using Co-60 as the γ ray source.

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Experiment Code 1.10A
Version 8 December 2015-2015-v1

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