beta decay

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beta decay

a type of radioactivity that results in the emission of beta particles, either electrons or positrons. See also beta particle.

beta decay

Low-level radioactive decay in which particles, usually an electron with an antineutrino, or less commonly a positron with an antineutrino, are emitted.
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