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    Nuclear Physics Quiz
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Alpha particles are helium ____ formed by radioactive decay. control rods
Radioactive carbon-14 is used to study organic reaction ____. coolants
Unlike electrons, protons and neutrons are ____. fuels
Graphite and heavy water are ____ that slow down neutrons. isotopes
U-233, U-235, and Pu-239 are used as ____ in fission reactors. mechanisms
Water, heavy water, air, and molten sodium are used as ____. moderators
The ____ of an element have different numbers of neutrons. nuclei
Boron and cadmium are used in ____ to absorb neutrons. nucleons

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