Radioactive Decay

Science / Biology / Radioactive Decay: The spontaneous decay of an atom to an atom of a different element by emission of a particle from its nucleus (alpha and beta decay) or by electron capture.

Other Words for Decay

Decay Verb Synonyms: rot, decompose, moulder, putrefy, spoil, turn, go bad, go off
Decay Adjective Synonyms: a decline, wane, ebb, dwindle, diminish, decrease
Decay Noun Synonyms: rot, rotting, decomposition, mould, putrefaction, mortification
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Alpha Decay

Science / Biology / Alpha Decay: Type of radioactive decay in which a radioisotope emits a large but slow-moving particle consisting of two protons and two neutrons. MORE

Beta Decay

Science / Biology / Beta Decay: Type of radioactive decay in which a radioisotope emits a small, negatively-charged and fast-moving particle from its nucleus. The beta particle is similar in size, charge, and speed to an electron an MORE

Decay

Technology / Home Audio / Decay: The time of reduction of the level of a signal immediately after its cessation . MORE

Decay Series

Science / Biology / Decay Series: Most radioisotopes do not decay into a stable daughter element in one single decay, but rather through a series of radioactive intermediaries. MORE

Dose (Not Radioactive)

Health / Disease / Dose (Not Radioactive): The amount of a substance to which a person is exposed over some time period. Dose is a measurement of exposure. Dose is often expressed as milligram (amount) per kilogram (a measure of body weight) p MORE

Radioactive Decay

Science / Biology / Radioactive Decay: The spontaneous decay of an atom to an atom of a different element by emission of a particle from its nucleus (alpha and beta decay) or by electron capture. MORE

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