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decay product

Etymology: L, de + cadere, to fall, producere, to produce
a stable or radioactive nuclide formed by the disintegration of a radionuclide, either directly or as a result of successive transformation in a radioactive series. Also called daughter product.

decay product

An isotope formed during the decay of a radioactive material. Synonym: daughter product
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Generally speaking, a positive disequilibrium ratio (>1) is where uranium is present in concentrations greater than it's daughter products and is therefore underestimated by radiation measuring methodologies such as gamma-radiation logging.
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.
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.
From this sample, the calculations predict how the particles and daughter products interact with cancerous matter.
He told a congressional committee: "I could make a case, if I wanted to be facetious, where the miners' health was improved by working underground and being subject to radon daughter products.