alpha decay


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alpha decay

High-energy (i.e., in the million-electron-volt range) radioactive decay products caused by the emission of alpha particles, which themselves are products of a disintegrating nucleus.
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On August 12, his experiments bore fruit: zinc ions collided with a thin bismuth layer to produce a very heavy ion followed by a chain of six consecutive alpha decays identified as products of an isotope of the 113th element.
In this research we have obtained plots of many single isotope alpha decays to different states of the daughter nucleus.
One is alpha decay, where the piece of the nucleus that flies off is two protons and two neutrons, which is an atom of helium (without its usual complement of electrons).
NPN, PNP, NP nucleon clusters), than an individual nucleon cluster can in theory be excited to a energy such that it is expelled from the nucleus, resulting in transmutation of the parent isotope via fission and/or beta or alpha decay to less radioactive daughter structures.