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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1930 Wolfgang Pauli proposes a new neutral particle to explain missing energy in beta decay.
When an atom undergoes beta decay, it converts a neutron to a proton.
If you have no losses in your bottle besides beta decay, then you know exactly the lifetime," says Peter Geltenbort, who worked with Serebrov at the Institut Laue-Langevin.
Filipp, Atominstitut der Osterreichischen Universitaten Neutron Beta Decay I -- Chair: Geoffrey Greene, University of Tennessee 1:45-2:00 Radiative Corrections for Neutron Decay and Search for New Physics V.
They beta decay to Kr and with the Kr daughters sitting just above the magic N = 50 line, this group can also decay by delayed-neutron emission.
The counting rate for a modern sample is about 80 per second (or 288,000 per hour), compared to 1 beta decay per hour using the old technique.
Nineteen student posters update the Borexino solar neutrino detector in Italy, the COBRA experiment searching for neutrinoless double beta decay, the Germanium detector array, the Askar'yan radio array, the Karlsruhe tritium neutrino experiment, and the IceCube neutrino observatory.
Initial studies of radioactive beta decay found that its products possessed less total energy than their precursors.
It starts with introductory concepts (such as the atom and modern physical concepts), then describes nuclear properties, radioactive decay kinetics, radiotracers, nuclear forces, nuclear structures, alpha decay, beta decay, nuclear reactions, fission, nuclear reactions in nature such as in nuclear astrophysics, analytical applications of nuclear reactions, reactors and accelerators, the transuranium elements, nuclear reactor chemistry, interaction of radium with matter, radiation detectors and radiochemical techniques.
As the trapped neutrons beta decay, the resulting energetic electrons generate scintillations in the liquid He.
In beta decay an unstable nucleus emits an electron (labeled a beta particle before anybody knew what it really was).
In this graduate-level text, Lipkin (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) describes the aspects of beta decay that can be understood without reference to the formal theory about the reactions that follow directly from conservation laws and elementary quantum mechanics.
Beta decay of the neutron is both the simplest nuclear beta decay and the simplest of the charged-current weak interactions in baryons.
The spectrometer and methods we have developed provide means to control systematic errors never before available in the study of neutron beta decay.