Beta Particle Definition

Beta Particle Definition: An electron or positron. The term is generally applied to an electron or positron emitted in radioactive beta decay.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Beta Particle Definition." ThoughtCo, Jun. 23, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-beta-particle-604385. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, June 23). Beta Particle Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-beta-particle-604385 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Beta Particle Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-beta-particle-604385 (accessed April 22, 2018).