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A radioactivesource emits alpha-particles with kinetic energies of 4MeV. What must be the value of an applied magnetic field so that the radius of curvature of the orbit of the alpha-particle is 10cm? Does the answer depend on the kind of medium it is emitted into?

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A radioactive source emits alpha-particles with kinetic energies of 4MeV. What must be the value of an applied magnetic field so that the radius of curvature of the orbit of the alpha-particle is 10cm? Does the answer depend on the kind of medium it is emitted into?

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