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decay product

An isotope formed during the decay of a radioactive material. Synonym: daughter product
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[9.] Bale W.F., Shapiro J.V.: Radiation dosage to lungs from radon and its daughter products. Proceedings of the International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.
Carol's Daughter products are made with the ethnic consumer in mind.
Within five months, degradation daughter products were detected, confirming on-going biodegradation.
We can calculate the rock's age by measuring the relative amounts of remaining radioactive parent and its daughter products. And we can determine the "parent" rocks from which the specimen originally descended (or more accurately in this case, "ascended").
This phenomenon was later utilized by many scientists, including Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner, to separate daughter products in radioactive decay sequences, and hence identify new isotopes.
"But given time and control over the process," he adds, "these daughter products do break down into environmentally benign substances, a process which can be monitored using a gas chromatograph." And, says Blake, "All oxidization processes have the potential to produce partial oxidization products.
From this sample, the calculations predict how the particles and daughter products interact with cancerous matter.