Ionizing Radiation

Compute the stopping power of a material:

stopping power of lead against 5 MeV alpha particles

Compute the properties of radiation absorption:

what's the maximum energy of electrons that 10cm of plate glass can block?

Compare the radiation absorption of materials:

lead iron 199 kev x-ray mass attenuation

Cerenkov Radiation

Compute characteristics of Cerenkov radiation:

Cerenkov radiation, 0.8MeV electron, n=1.4

Isotopes

Get information about an isotope:

iodine 131

Compare several isotopes:

U-235, U-238

Do computations with isotope properties:

half life potassium-40 / carbon-14

Radiometric Dating

Do carbon-dating computations:

carbon-14 dating, ratio=0.25

Nuclear Weapons

Compute nuclear weapon effects:

10 megaton nuclear explosion

cloud height for a 1 megaton nuclear explosion

Nuclear Power

Get data on a nuclear power station:

Three Mile Island

Get information about a property of a nuclear reactor:

annual energy production of Diablo Canyon 2

Rutherford Scattering

Determine the cross section for Rutherford scattering:

Rutherford scattering at 30 degrees and 20 eV

Coulomb scattering of a 6 MeV proton

Rutherford scattering with gold