beta decay

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radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particle

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Their emission amounts only to a loss of some energy by the nucleus, and occurs as a kind of energy compensation exercise carried out by the nucleus as it deals with the changes caused by its alpha and beta emissions.
Mausner reports his group has come up with several combinations for labeling antibodies with intermediate-energy half-life radionuclides that decay to very short half-life daughters with high-energy beta emissions.
The cabinet also acts as an efficient shield from radioactive beta emissions, and can therefore be safely used with isotopes such as 32P.