Ionizing Radiation

compute the stopping power of a material

stopping power of lead against 5 MeV alpha particles

compute properties of radiation absorption

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

compare 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