In what part of the atom do alpha and beta particles originate from?

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In what part of the atom do alpha particles originate from? What part of the atom do beta particles originate from

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sumitsans
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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Alpha particles are Composed of two protons and two neutrons, the alpha particle is a nucleus of the element helium.and originate from nucleus of atom as nucleus of atom contains protons and neutrons

Beta particles are just electrons from the  extranuclear or outer part of nucleus of atom 

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