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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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Physicists say that if a special kind of radioactive decay called "neutrinoless double-beta decay" is observed, it would prove two things - one, that in certain circumstances more matter is in fact created than antimatter; and two, neutrinos (which are virtually massless particles produced during radioactive decay) can behave as their own antiparticles.
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.
89 nm fluence fixed), varying the length of time we observe neutron decays, ramping the magnetic field to remove marginally trapped neutrons, and numerous tests of the electronics and data acquisition systems (DAQ).
Radioactive beryllium-7 atoms locked inside molecular cages decay extraordinarily quickly, Japanese researchers have found.
When a quantity decreases by a fixed fraction--here 1/2--it's known as exponential decay.
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.