Yodalam
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Hi TSR,

I’m stuck on this physics question, any help will be appreciated.

Explain why the shielding in nuclear reactors becomes radioactive given that radiation from the core includes alpha, beta, gamma and X-rays, neutrons and neutrinos

Thanks a lot!!!!!
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well the shielding absorbs some of the radiation, and some of the absorbed radiation 'breaks down' to give off more radiation.

can't remember which radiation does this and to what it breaks down too, but that should be enough to jog your memory or if not then to Google the answer.
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Well induced radioactivity happens when you turn a stable nucleus into an unstable one... and as you probably already know adding neutrons to a nucleus is often a way of making it less stable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induced_radioactivity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_activation
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