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Posted by on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 8:09pm.

Why are alpha and beta rays deflected in opposite directions in a magnetic field? Why are gamma rays not deflected?

  • Physics - , Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 8:35pm

    alpha has + charge because of two protons. Beta is electron, negative charge.
    gamma is electromagnetic wave like very high energy light, has no charge.

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