K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2004PP2QN03
Figure 4 shows the cross-section of a diffusion cloud chamber used to detect radiation from radioactive sources.
a) i) State one function of each of the following:
ii) When radiation from the source enters the chamber, some white traces are observed. Explain how these traces are formed and state how the radiation is identified.
iii) A leaf electroscope can also be used as a detector of radiation. State two advantages of the diffusion cloud chamber over the leaf electroscope as a detector.
b) i) Two samples of the same radioactive material have initial masses M and 2M respectively. On the axes provided, sketch the graph of activity versus time for each sample. Label the graph for each sample.
ii) A radioactive sample of half-life 130 days initially has 1.0 x 102c radioactive atoms. Determine the number of radioactive atoms that have decayed after 390 days.
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