Radioactive pollution of the environment. Radiation protection ultimate guidelines.

Radioactive pollution of the environment. Radiation protection ultimate guidelines.

Radioactivity is a spontaneous process in which the nucleus, emitting one or more particles or quantum of electromagnetic radiation, transforms into another nucleus. Radioactive pollution is the increased amount of radioactive substances and radiation in life in the middle. It can accumulate in the water, air, soil, and that way radioactive pollution can arrive through…

Health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident

Health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident

One of the greatest catastrophes that humanity remembers is the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It happened on April 26th, 1986, at a nuclear power plant officially called the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Pripyat in the USSR (present-day Ukraine). It is the most consequential ecological catastrophe in…

The photoelectric effect easily explained with 2 examples

The photoelectric effect easily explained with 2 examples

At the end of the last century, a scientist discovered the phenomenon, electron emission from a metal surface when it is illuminated by visible or ultraviolet. The photoelectric effect is the appearance of an electron (photoelectron) erupting from metal by light. To be more precise, the photoelectric effect (photo effect) is the phenomenon that electrons…