Nuclear Chemistry

Chemistry Inside the Atom

How do nuclei spontaneously decay?

Nuclei can undergo several types of decay through spontaneous means without colliding or interacting with nuclei of other atoms. The most common types of nuclear decay are called alpha radiation, beta radiation, and gamma radiation. These differ by the type of fragmentation the nucleus undergoes during the decay process.


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