Therefore, in this opportunity we will continue to expand our knowledge related to the radiations imperceptible to our eyes and which have become of great help to our development over the years, remember that in previous articles we were able to analyze radiations of electromagnetic nature among which are, ultraviolet light, infrared, microwaves, X-rays, radio waves and gamma rays, all of them with the ability to be invisible to our visual capacity, either by having less or more energy than the spectral fraction of white light or visible to our natural optical systems (eyes).
From these important electromagnetic radiations we move on to another type of manifestation of energy propagation such as corpuscular radiations, and the latter are different from electromagnetic radiations because they have some kind of mass quantity at the time of the propagation of such energy, which does not occur with electromagnetic radiations that only transport energy, the important thing is that thanks to the understanding of our referential spectral fraction (white light) we have managed as humanity to use them in wonderful equipment or devices provided by the field of technology.
Of the corpuscular radiations in this opportunity we will link in a very general way with the alpha rays (α) and this type of radiation is formed by two protons and two neutrons and its emission originates in atoms of heavy elements among which we can point out uranium, radium among others, it is also necessary to point out that this type of radiation has the ability to ionize any type of matter with which it makes contact, however, this aspect has not stopped the world of technology for its proper use in many electronic devices.
Continuing with the above, we can say that this type of corpuscular radiation is applied in important fields of our lives such as medicine through the treatment of some types of cancer, this through a technique called radiotherapy, this can be seen in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1. Alpha radiation in radiotherapy
In reality our lives are surrounded by any kind of radiation, whether of electromagnetic or corpuscular nature, and above all, the most striking thing is that the vast majority of these radiations are imperceptible to our eyes, based on the amount of energy they possess, and relating it to the referential fraction of our visible light, and in this way applied by the wonderful world of technology through its innovative electronic devices, another application can be found in smoke detectors that warn us of possible fires.
Until another opportunity my dear friends, it is always important to be able to know any type of energy manifestation and that even though we cannot see them, it is possible to implement them in our daily activities as demonstrated by the essential nexus between science and technology.
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