beta decay


Definition of BETA DECAY

:  a radioactive nuclear transformation governed by the weak force in which a nucleon (as a neutron) changes into a nucleon (as a proton) of the other type with the emission of either an electron and an antineutrino or a positron and a neutrino

First Known Use of BETA DECAY



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