Nuclear Shapes and Sizes Quiz
Test your knowledge of nuclear shapes and sizes!
What school or college do you attend? *
Approximately how many nuclei are known to exist? *
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What is the approximate size of an atom? *
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What is the radius of a ⁶⁴Cu copper nucleus? *
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What is the name of the radioactive ion beam facility at CERN that is used to study the properties of atomic nuclei? *
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The radium isotope ²²⁴Ra was produced at CERN in 2013 and it was shown to have what shape? *
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In the Rutherford scattering experiment, alpha particles are fired at a gold foil and 99.9% of them pass straight through. However, 0.1% of the alpha particles bounce back. What are the main lessons that can be learned from the experiment? *
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At the IGISOL in Jyvaskyla, a beam of radioactive ions can be produced and sent through pipes to experiments. What is the half-life of the shortest-lived nuclei that can be studied? *
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What do we call a nucleus that looks like a rugby ball? *
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How can we measure nuclear sizes with lasers? *
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An atomic nucleus that has its protons or neutrons arranged completely in their shells are more stable against radioactive decay. The special name given to these number of protons or neutrons in these type of nuclei is what? *
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