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Synonyms for decay

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the organic phenomenon of rotting

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an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

undergo decay or decomposition

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The main objective of this proposal is the study of rare flavour changing neutral current transitions in b-hadrons, where a b-quark decays to an s- or d-quark and a pair of muons.
But other figures show that in some areas of Cardiff and the Valleys the picture is even worse, with a shocking 84 per cent of five-year-olds in Rhondda Fach showing evidence of tooth decay.
Neutron decays are detected in real time using the scintillation light produced in the helium by the beta-decay electrons.
A beryllium-7 nucleus decays into a lithium-7 atom by absorbing an electron, which converts a proton into a neutron.
A radioactive element is an element with an unstable nucleus that decays over time.
Fungi associated with principal decays in wood products in the United States.
beta decays [4], CKM unitarity (assumes conserved vector current, CKM unitarity, and values of |[V.
The collaborators came up with values for nine quantities, most of which are related to particle decays and energy states of a variety of mesons and baryons.
cs] from W Decays, in Workshop Proceedings of Quark-Mixing, CKM-Unitarity, Heidelberg, September 19-20, 2002, Mattes-Verlag, Heidelberg (2003), arXiv:hep-ph/0312124.
In the studies of such decays at Brookhaven since the late 1980s, physicists there created kaon beams and observed the particles' fates using house-size detectors.
An electrostatic cylinder with a potential of 25 kV defines the detected region of neutron decays.
For decades, textbooks have listed bismuth-209 as the heaviest naturally occurring atom that never decays.
Because free neutron decay is unencumbered by the many-nucleon effects present in all other nuclear decays, measurements of the parameters that describe neutron decay can be related to the fundamental weak couplings in a straightforward fashion.
When a neutron decays in an unstable nucleus, the particle transforms into a proton, while an electron and an antineutrino flee the scene.
4/[square root of n], where n is the number of decays observed.