Radioactive decay, also known as nuclear decay or radioactivity, is the process
by which the nucleus of an unstable atom loses energy by emitting radiation, ...
Gamma Decay, Spontaneous Fission, Neutron-Rich Versus Neutron-Poor
Nuclides. Binding Energy Calculations, The Kinetics of Radioactive Decay,
Dating By ...
Certain naturally occurring radioactive isotopes are unstable: Their nucleus
breaks apart, undergoing nuclear decay. Sometimes the product of that nuclear ...
Radioactive decay rates are normally stated in terms of their half-lives, and the
half-life of a given nuclear species is related to its radiation risk. The different ...
Dec 29, 2010 ... Mr. Andersen explains why radiation occurs and describes the major types of
radiation. He also shows how alpha, beta, and gamma radiation ...
What is meant by the term 'radioactive'? In this lesson we will break down the
three main types of nuclear decay particles and discuss their...
Aug 12, 2008 ... Radioactivity and radioactive decay are spontaneous processes. Students often
struggle with this concept; therefore, it should be stressed that ...
Americium-241, a radioactive element best known for its use in smoke detectors,
is a good example of an element that undergoes alpha decay.
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There are three main types of radioactive decay: alpha, beta, and gamma. Let's
pause here a minute to define "decay." When an element decays the parent ...
This lesson simulates radioactive decay to develop the understanding of what we
mean by half-life.