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

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Thorium-232 is also fertile; after capturing a neutron and undergoing a couple of beta decays, it can be transformed into fissile uranium-233.
There's no time for stabilizing beta decays during this rapid neutron capture, or r-process.
This process is called beta decay (electrons are also known as beta particles), and when it occurs--voila
Beta decay of the neutron is both the simplest nuclear beta decay and the simplest of the charged-current weak interactions in baryons.
At this level, the neutron beta decay rate can be written as [7]
The entire experiment is inside a room-sized tank that chills it to 160 kelvins to increase the incidence of beta decays as the gas moves along.
MASS DELUSION Neutrinos were first inferred to exist in 1930 to account for missing energy in a nuclear disintegration process known as beta decay.
We review and discuss the time-reversal-odd R and D correlations in neutron and nuclear beta decay.