Radioactivity Units Conversion

Convert radioactivity units, including becquerel and curie, with our radioactivity measurement units conversion tool. Input a value in the provided field and choose the radioactivity units you wish to convert between.

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Radioactivity Units

The radioactivity units in the radioactivity converter are becquerel (Bq), curie, gigabecquerel, gigacurie, kilobecquerel, kilocurie, megabecquerel, megacurie, microbecquerel, microcurie, millibecquerel, millicurie, nanocurie, picocurie, rutherford, terabecquerel.

The most commonly used units for radioactivity, which measures the rate of radioactive decay or the amount of radioactive material present, are:

Becquerel (Bq): This is the standard unit for radioactivity in the International System of Units (SI). One becquerel is defined as one radioactive decay event per second.

Curie (Ci): The curie is a legacy unit that is still used in some contexts. One curie is defined as 3.7 × 10^10 becquerels.

While the becquerel is the standard SI unit and is widely used in scientific and regulatory contexts, the curie is still encountered, especially in older literature or in the context of specific legacy applications. In many cases, conversions are made between becquerels and curies, with 1 curie equal to 3.7 × 10^10 becquerels.

What is Radioactivity?

The radioactivity is the amount of radiation emitted. There are three types of radioactivity, alpha, beta and gamma.

The alpha radioactivity is caused by helium atoms, travels very short distance and stopped by almost anything. The beta radioactivity is caused by electrons and travels longer than alpha radiation and stopped by aliminium foil etc. The gamma radioactivity travels the longest and can be stopped by a thick concrete.

For all radiation unit converters, please visit radiation unit conversions.

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