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Cedar Wood
... that has been over-harvested for its fragrant decay-resistant wood Chinese incense-cedar, comes from Calocedrus macrolepis, which has been over-harvested for its fragrant decay-resistant wood Cigar-box ... Juniperus virginiana, is soft, red, fine-grained, fragrant, and decay-resistant, often used for fence posts Ceylon cedar from Melia azedarach, is a high-quality timber that resembles teak Western red cedar from ...
Strontium-90 - Radioactivity
90Sr undergoes β− decay with a half-life of 28.79 years and a decay energy of 0.546 MeV distributed to an electron, an anti-neutrino, and the yttrium ... a perfectly pure beta source the gamma photon emission from the decay of 90Y is so infrequent that it can normally be ignored ...
Alpha-particle - Sources of Alpha Particles - Alpha Decay
... most well-known source of alpha particles is alpha decay of heavier (> 106 u atomic weight) atoms ... When an atom emits an alpha particle in alpha decay, the atom's mass number decreases by four due to the loss of the four nucleons in the alpha particle ... are when uranium becomes thorium, or radium becomes radon gas, due to alpha decay ...
Cromium - Characteristics - Isotopes
53Cr is the radiogenic decay product of 53Mn ... composition must result from in-situ decay of 53Mn in differentiated planetary bodies ... The primary decay mode before the most abundant stable isotope, 52Cr, is electron capture and the primary mode after is beta decay ...
List of B Mesons
... parity (JP) Rest mass (MeV/c2) S C B' Mean lifetime (s) Commonly decays to B meson B+ B− ub +1 1⁄2 0− 5,279.15±0.31 0 ... +1 1.638±0.011×10−12 See B± decay modes B meson ...

Famous quotes containing the word decay:

    Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    But I must needs take my petulance, contrasting it with my accustomed morning hopefulness, as a sign of the ageing of appetite, of a decay in the very capacity of enjoyment. We need some imaginative stimulus, some not impossible ideal which may shape vague hope, and transform it into effective desire, to carry us year after year, without disgust, through the routine- work which is so large a part of life.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)

    She is a prude in her own defence ... under the specious mask of propriety, she conceals the decay of her worn-out charms.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673)