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Alpha-particle - Sources of Alpha Particles - Alpha Decay
... The 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 ... when uranium becomes thorium, or radium becomes radon gas, due to alpha decay ...
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 isotope ... that 90Sr/Y is almost a perfectly pure beta source the gamma photon emission from the decay of 90Y is so infrequent that it can normally be ignored ...
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
... I) Spin and 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 ...
Cedar Wood
... species 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 ... Eastern red cedar from 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word decay:

    One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is the intermixing of different genres.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    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)

    It had been a moving, tranquil apotheosis, immersed in the transfiguring sunset glow of decline and decay and extinction. An old family, already grown too weary and too noble for life and action, had reached the end of its history, and its last utterances were sounds of music: a few violin notes, full of the sad insight which is ripeness for death.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)