alpha decay


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to alpha decay

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

References in periodicals archive ?
On Decay Constants and Orbital Distance to the Sun--Part I: Alpha Decay. Metrologia, 2017, v.
The simulation was run for [10.sup.6] alpha decays, and 1[10.sup.6] EC decays.
By bombarding a thin film of americium with calcium ions, the research team was able to measure photons in connection with the new element's alpha decay. Certain energies of the photons agreed with the expected energies for X-ray radiation, which is a 'fingerprint' of a given element.
"You may see applications in either nuclear materials, where you may need limited grain boundary failure due to alpha decay, or deep well oil drilling where temperatures could get very hot," he said.
Helium cannot be manufactured, it is produced through radioactive alpha decay in rocks although I happen to know that it can be captured, in a sandwich bag perhaps, from radioactive tritium.
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.
3:45 APPLICATION OF A YUKAWA CORE POTENCIAL MODEL OF ALPHA DECAY, Elton Freeman, J.E.