Radioactive decay Summary

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Encyclopedia Articles (9)

1,363 words, approx. 5 pages
Radioactivity Radioactivity originates from extraterrestrial sources and terrestrial geologic sources. All elements with more than 83 protons (i.e., an atomic number greater than 83) are radioactive. ... Read more
680 words, approx. 3 pages
Radioactive Decay The nucleus of each atom has a specific number of protons and neutrons and is either stable or unstable, depending on the relative number of each. The most stable atoms are those tha... Read more
3,658 words, approx. 13 pages
Radioactivity Radioactivity is the process in which unstable atomic nuclei become more stable by spontaneously emitting highly energetic particles and/or energy. A sample of material is said to be rad... Read more
502 words, approx. 2 pages
Radioactive Decay Radioactive decay is the process in which an atom emits another particle or particles. A radioactive element exhibits fewer decays per unit of time at an exponential rate. The half-l... Read more
3,653 words, approx. 13 pages
Radioactivity Radioactivity is the process in which unstable atomic nuclei become more stable by spontaneously emitting highly energetic particles and/or energy. A sample of material is said to be rad... Read more
822 words, approx. 3 pages
Radioactivity Radioactivity is defined as the process by which atoms emit particles and high energy rays from their nuclei. Although most elements can be rendered radioactive, the process occurs natur... Read more
103 words, approx. 1 pages
Radioactive Decay Radioactive decay is the process by which an atomic nucleus undergoes a spontaneous change, emitting an alpha particle or beta particle and/or a gamma ray. Radioactive decay is a nat... Read more
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Radioactivity In 1896, the French physicist Henri Becquerel accidentally found that an ore of uranium, pitchblende, emits an invisible form of radiation, somewhat similar to light. The phenomenon wa... Read more
The Discovery of Radioactivity: Gateway to Twentieth-Century Physics Overview Radioactivity was one of several discoveries made at the turn of the twentieth century that led to revolutionary changes i... Read more